Calfoam® ALS-30 is a 30% active solution of ammonium lauryl sulfate. Calfoam® ALS-30 is produced via state-of-the-art continuous sulfation technology, yielding a very high purity, low salt, and low color product that is perfect for many personal care and HI&I applications.

INCI Name: Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate

Chemical Name: Sulfuric acid, mono-C10-16-alkyl esters, ammonium salts

CAS Number: 68081-96-9

Certifications & Compliance: Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS)

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims
HII Features
Product Benefits

Calfoam® ALS-30 produces very mild and profuse foam, and its low level of impurities and low color gives the formulator better control over the finished product. Calfoam® ALS-30, when coupled with a Calamide® amide or Caltaine® and Macat® betaine, produces a very high viscosity product.

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Bath & Shower Applications
Hair Care Applications
Home Care Applications
Personal Hygiene Applications
Product Applications

Calfoam® ALS-30 is an anionic surfactant for use in pH controlled (5-6) personal care and HI&I products. Calfoam® ALS-30 generates copious, stable, soft and silky lather suitable for high performing shampoo, body wash, hand soap, pet shampoo, manual dish wash, laundry, car wash and hard surface cleaners. Formulators should adjust the pH of the final product to max. 7.0.


Physical Form
Soluble In
Clear colorless to slightly hazy liquid (at 25°C)
Miscible in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content30wt%-
Unsulfated Materialmax. 1.0wt%-
Ammonium Sulfate Contentmax. 1.0wt%-
Ammonium Chloride Contentmax. 0.35wt%-
Color (as is, 440 nm/1 cm)min. 90%T-
Viscosity (at 25°C,12 rpm, #3 spindle)max. 5000cPs-
Density (at 25°C)8.5lbs/gal-
Foam Height (at 25°C, 1% Active Solution, 5 Minutes)127mm-
Foam Height (at 25°C, 1% Active Solution, Initial)143mm-
pH (at 10% Solution)6 - 7--

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

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Packaging Information

Calfoam® ALS-30 is available in 450 lb. poly drums, 2300 lb. poly totes, and bulk quantities.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
2 years
Storage and Handling Information

Store in a tightly closed container. Spilled material is slippery on wet and hard surfaces. Product may freeze at 45°F. Recommended storage temperatures are 51- 100oF, avoid excessive heat. Do not store with incompatible materials. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment and observe good industrial hygiene practices.