Chemist77

I have 96% LABSA and I add sodium hydroxide flakes (guess 97 or 98%) at 1% to start with. Weigh the batch water, add the alkali and let dissolve. Slowly then add LABSA, will be immediately clear. Mix well for 5 minutes and then add the other surfactants if you have in the formulation. Finally adjust the pH if needed. Generally I have to adjust at the end of the process.

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  • I have 96% LABSA and I add sodium hydroxide flakes (guess 97 or 98%) at 1% to start with. Weigh the batch water, add the alkali and let dissolve. Slowly then add LABSA, will be immediately clear. Mix well for 5 minutes and then add the other surfactants if you have in the formulation. Finally adjust the pH if needed. Generally I have to adjust at the end of the process.
    January 24
  • imasoat
    Thank you greatly for your contributions.

    Chemist77, what percentage of NaOH & LABSA is required too get a clear & transparent mixture. What percentage of water should l used to dissolve the NaOH. Should l need to dilute the LABSA, if Yes, what water percentage is required and what is sequence of mixing the ingredients.
    January 24