Calfoam® SLS-30 EF is a 30% active solution of sodium lauryl sulfate manufactured without EDTA. Calfoam® SLS-30 EF is produced via state-of-the-art continuous sulfation technology, yielding a very high purity, sparkling clarity, low salt, and low color product that is perfect for many applications.

INCI Name: Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Chemical Name: Sodium Laureth Sulfate

CAS Number: 68891-38-3

Certifications & Compliance: EPA Registered

Synonyms: Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-sulfo-ω-hydroxy-, C12-14-alkyl ethers, sodium salts

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims
HII Features
Product Benefits
  • Calfoam® SLS-30 EF is a great cleanser/detergent and flash foamer for use in a wide range of personal care and HI&I formulations between pH 5-11. It is fully compatible with other anionic, nonionic, and amphoteric surfactants. Calfoam® SLS-30 EF offers an excellent viscosity response with amides, betaines, and salts.
  • Calfoam® SLS-30 EF is CleanGredients® Listed, which means it has been pre-approved by the U.S. EPA to meet the criteria of their Safer Choice Standard. This certification may streamline the approval process for EPA’s Safer Choice program, getting a formulator’s Safer Choice-labeled product to market faster.

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Bath & Shower Applications
Hair Care Applications
Skin Care Applications
Product Applications

Calfoam® SLS-30 EF is an ideal surfactant choice for personal care and HI&I products that require rich lather, high flash foam and mild suds that are gentle and profuse. Calfoam® SLS-30 EF is perfect for bubble bath, shampoo, shower gel, skin cleanser, fabric care, dish wash, and car care products. Calfoam® SLS-30 EF can be used as an effective foaming agent. When compounded with foam stabilizers like Calamide® C, Calfoam® SLS-30 EF can produce dense and stable foam with great flash foam properties, perfect for use in aerosol and mechanically generated foam applications, such as shaving foam.


Physical Form
Colorless to yellow clear liquid (at 25°C)
Miscible in
Compatible with
Anionic, nonionic, and amphoteric surfactants
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content30wt%-
Unsulfated Materialmax. 1.2wt%-
Sodium Chloridemax. 0.3wt%-
Color (at 50% Solution)max. 30-Klett
Viscosity (at 25°C)max. 500cPs-
pH (at 10% Solution)8--
Foam Height (at 1% Active Solution, 5 Minutes)143mm-
Foam Height (at 1% Active Solution, Initial)147mm-
Freeze Point52°F-

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Supplied by
Packaging Information

Calfoam® SLS-30 EF 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 product at temperatures between 61 and 100oF, avoid excessive heat. Do not store with strong oxidizing agents. Employ normal safety precautions (i.e., gloves and safety goggles) when handling Calfoam® SLS-30 EF. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not get in eyes, avoid skin and clothing contact. Spilled material is slippery on wet and hard surfaces.