used especially in formulations of preparations for personal hygiene, where its high dermal tolerance, high foaming ability and foam stability are utilized

Product characteristics:


ALVOL L is an alcanolamide of lauric acid (INCI: LAURAMIDE DEA).


ALVOL L is used especially in formulations of preparations for personal hygiene, where its high dermal tolerance, high foaming ability and foam stability are utilized. In other industrial branches it is used as wetting agent in textile, leather and paper industry.


ALVOL L is a yellow-brown, creamy, viscous liquid transforming into paste-like consistency when temperature drops below 10 oC. It is limpid when dissolved in water and of non-ionic character.   


ALVOL L must comply with these quality signs:

Quality sign



Methodology of setting

Acidity digit (mg KOH/g)

25 to 35

PN-ZM 072/2001

Water content (%)

max. 0,5

PN-ZM 072/2001


Product manufacturing:


1.     Washing and cleaning products and products  for personal hygiene

A stabilizing effect of ALVOL L on the foam as well as improvement of dermatological properties of finalized product has been evidenced in formulations of washing, cleaning and cosmetic products.


2.     Textile industry

It is used as a wetting agent into whitening baths in oxidation and reduction procedures. When put into strongly alkaline baths it comes to decomposition. Dosage: 0,3 up to 5 g per litre.


It is also applicable when dying by all dyestuffs groups with the exception of reactive dyes. Combination with levelling preparations of cationic, non-ionic and even anionic character is also possible.



Winch           0,3 to 0,5 g per litre

Jiggers          1 g per litre


Appliances for dying of cross reels: 0,3 up to 1 g per litre

Continuous dying: 2 up to 5 g per litre


Improves and quickens the baths permeation into material during non-ironing, non-shrinking, creaseproof and stiffening adjustments and when textile bonding.

Dosage: 0,5 up to 2 g per litre.


3.     Leather industry

Soaking of salted hides

Dosage: 0,2 up to 0,5 % and 0,1 up to 0,3% of soda


Soaking of dry hides

It secures more thorough and more uniform skin softening and shortens the overall soaking time

Dosage: 0,1 to 0,3 % and 0,3% of soda


Vegetable tanning

It improves permeation of vegetable tanning, eliminates sedimentation of sludge and leads to better utilization of tanning materials.

Dosage for back dyes: 0,05 to 0,1 %


Softening of suede leathers

Dosage: ALVOL L 0,2 % technical ammonia 1,0 %, temperature 40 oC, time 2 hours



4.     Paper industry

ALVOL L may be utilized when releasing paper pulp and processing waste paper as an excellent wetting agent.

Dosage: 0,5 to 1 g per litre


Packaging, storage:


ALVOL L is delivered in 50-litre PE cans or in other containers that have been discussed in advance. It is stored in closed containers at the places protected from direct climatic influences. The recommended storing temperature is within +5 to +30 °C. Product must not be exposed to direct sunshine not even close to sources of heat. When the product is stored in temperatures lower than 0 oC it does not have any negative effect on the application characteristics of the product.




ALVOL L is transported in covered vehicles and is not subject to the ADR/RID regulations.




If the product is transported and stored according to the above mentioned conditions, the warranty is 6 months from the date of stock-out.




Data about the product characteristics and its manufacturing were acquired by laboratory measurements and application tests. This technical sheet can only give a legal advice without any obligation. The manufacturing of the product must be adjusted to the specific conditions.


Purpose of useprodcution of washing and cleaning agents, production of carpet foams, production of car-care products, prodcution of disinfectants, production of hand-washing pastes
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