Why this data shows SLES produce more foam than SLS?

AbdullahAbdullah Member
edited September 2021 in General
This data shows SLS produce less foam than SLES. What does it mean or what am i messing?
SLS produce more foam correct?


  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Not necessarily: on a solids basis SLES-2 can post higher Ross-Miles values than SLS. The more significant thing is the differences in foam quality. You'll notice the bubbles are bigger with SLS (why it subsides faster?) and richer with SLES. For years that's why formulators used both in tandem; likewise with the ALS/ALES combination.
  • @chemicalmatt ;Bigger with SLS and richer with SLES or bigger with SLES and richer with SLS?
Sign In or Register to comment.