Cepsa Química Launches NextLab, the World's First Sustainable Linear Alkylbenzene
Cepsa Química, a leading company in the production of surfactants and their raw materials, such as fatty alcohols and their derivatives and linear alkylbenzene (LAB), will present NextLab, the world's first sustainable LAB, at the annual ACI convention to be held between January 30th and February 4th in Orlando. LAB is used to produce linear alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS), the largest primary surfactant used in the homecare industry to manufacture biodegradable detergents. Sustainability has been one of Cepsa Química’s goals since its beginnings. The company is the largest LAB producer in the world and a pioneer in the production of biodegradable products and the development of safer and more environmentally friendly technologies. Today, sustainability is driving the homecare industry, as final consumer’s awareness about climate change and respect for the environment, demands more sustainable and environmentally friendly products for home care and cleaning. That is why NextLab was born. “All the products of the NextLab portfolio have the same properties as PETRELAB, Cepsa Química’s LAB, but are manufactured in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. NextLab is designed to help our customers manufacture products with a lower carbon footprint and aimed at caring for the environment and protecting nature,” stresses Paloma Alonso, EVP Chemicals at Cepsa.