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Lubrizol Introduces a High Active, Low 1,4-Dioxane Surfactant

CLEVELAND, September 23, 2013 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces the launch of Sulfochem(TM) EX-70DXS surfactant. This 70% active surfactant is a highly concentrated, versatile, cost-effective 2-mole ethoxylate surfactant with extremely low residual 1,4-dioxane levels. This product is highly flowable and easy to use, allowing for efficient batching of surfactant-containing personal care and home care formulations.

Sulfochem ES-70DXS surfactant is produced with very low odor, low color, and without antioxidants or preservatives. Used as a primary surfactant in cleansing formulations, it produces copious rich, creamy foam. Manufactured by Lubrizol using a proprietary steam stripping process, this ethoxylated surfactant is offered with exceptionally low levels of residual dioxane (<10 ppm), making it the ideal solution for formulations where low total residual dioxane levels are critical.  


  • Very low 1,4-dioxane levels
  • Highly concentrated
  • Plant-based
  • Highly pourable
  • Low color and odor
  • Excellent flash foam properties
  • Versatile primary surfactant
  • Contains no antioxidants or preservatives

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About Lubrizol Personal and Home Care

We develop, manufacture and market a broad range of specialty chemicals for skin care, hair care, bath and shower, surface care and fabric care. Our innovative ingredients and additives modify physical properties, enhance functional performance and deliver aesthetic benefits to drive key consumer product claims. Botanical extracts from Active Organics and peptide-based active cosmetic ingredients and delivery systems from Lipotec strategically expand our product portfolio and build on our current capabilities, formulations expertise and global manufacturing footprint to take innovation to the next level. We are persistently committed to providing you with powerful, proven solutions so you can formulate with confidence(TM).

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2012 were $6.1 billion. For more information, visit

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The Lubrizol Corporation



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