Saspe Surfactant - Officine Saspe operate in the detergents field. We are part of a private multinational group of companies which are also active in the chemical and petrochemical industries, with a total annual turnover of more than €30 million, and locations, sales and service offices all around the world.
• EQUIPEMENT INSPECTION
• EQUIPEMENT MAINTENANCE
• INSPECTION & PROCESS EVALUATION
• REVAMPING AND/OR FOR INCREASING CAPACITY
• OPERATOR TRAINING
Organic sulfates and sulfonates are industrially manufactured by reacting organic compounds (alkybenzenes, fatty alcohols, ethoxilated fatty alcohols, methyl esters, alpha-olefins, etc.) with diluted gaseous SO3.
The reaction is called sulfation or sulfonation. The sulfonic acids obtained by processing some alkylates (most notably: LABSA) can be marketed as such, as they can find direct industrial application.
Otherwise, the organic acids coming either from sulfation or sulfonation reactions are neutralized to form the relevant organic salts (most notably: SLES, SLS, LABS and AOS).
A finishing phase is required in order to remove possible impurities produced by secondary reactions (e.g.: dioxane and sultones), as well as to stabilize, homogenize and dilute the products.
The products of SASPE sulphonation plants find prominent application as cleaning and foaming agents in detergents.