Calfoam® TLS-40 is a 40% aqueous solution of triethanolamine lauryl sulfate. Calfoam® TLS-40 is a high-foaming, mild, anionic surfactant for use in high-quality personal and pet cleansing products.

INCI Name: TEA-Lauryl Sulfate

Chemical Name: Tris(2-hydroxyethyl)ammonium dodecylsulfate

CAS Number: 139-96-8

Synonyms: Dodecyl sulfate triethanolamine salt, Lauryl sulfate ester triethanolamine salt, Lauryl sulfate triethanolamine salt, Laurylsulfuric acid triethanolamine salt, Sulfuric acid monododecyl ester triethanolamine salt, Sulfuric acid monolauryl ester triethanolamine salt, TEA dodecyl sulfate, TEA-lauryl sulfate, Triethanolamine dodecyl sulfate, Triethanolamine lauryl sulfate, Triethanolamine monododecyl sulfate, Triethanolammonium dodecyl sulfate, Triethanolammonium lauryl sulfate

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    Identification & Functionality

    Chemical Family
    Cleaning Ingredients Functions
    Cosmetic Ingredients Functions

    Features & Benefits

    Product Benefits

    Calfoam® TLS-40 offers better mildness and low temperature clarity when compared to sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or ammonium lauryl sulfate (ALS) options. Calfoam® TLS-40 is a low viscosity fluid that is easily pumpable at room temperature. Calfoam® TLS-40 is manufactured using state-of-the-art continuous sulfation technology that produces high purity, low salt and low color product.

    Applications & Uses

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

    Calfoam® TLS-40 is a high foaming, mild, anionic surfactant that is perfect for a wide range of a personal care formulations. Calfoam® TLS-40 produces rich and luxurious lather with silky, soft after-feel. Calfoam® TLS-40 is an excellent surfactant for use in shampoo, body wash, hand soap, facial cleansers, bubble bath and pet shampoo formulas. Formulators can enhance the foaming, foam stability and viscosity building with Calamide® alkanolamides and/or Caltaine® betaines along with salt.


    Physical Form
    Colorless to light yellow liquid (at 25°C)
    Miscible in
    Typical Properties
    ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
    Active Content38.0 - 41.0wt %-
    Unsulfonated Materialmax. 2.0wt %-
    Triethanolamine Chloridemax. 1.5wt %-
    pH (10% Solution)6.5 - 7.5--
    Color (50% solution, 20 mm)max. 25Klett-
    Viscosity (25°C, LV#1, 60 rpm),max. 500cPs-
    Foam Height (at 25°C, 1% active, 5 Minutes)111.0mm-
    Foam Height (at 25°C, 1% active, Initial)127.0mm-
    Freeze Point28.0°F-

    Regulatory & Compliance

    Packaging & Availability

    Packaging Information

    Calfoam® TLS-40 is available in 450 lb. poly drums, 2100 lb. poly totes and bulk.

    Storage & Handling

    Shelf Life
    2 years
    Storage and Handling Information

    Store in a tightly closed container. Do not store with strong oxidizing agents. Avoid freezing and excessive heat. Recommended storage temperatures is above 41 ̊F. If frozen, mild heat can be applied with agitation. Always ensure product is homogenous before use. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment and observe good industrial hygiene practices. Spilled material is slippery on walkways and highways.