Camachem Exports Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) to South Africa

Overview of SLES

Our client is a leading personal care product supplier with headquarters in South Africa. Our client reached out to Camachem because they wanted to obtain SLES (sodium laureth sulfate) to manufacture personal care products such as shampoo and shower gel. There were many reasons that lead to this decision to be made by our client. At Camachem we were able to help our client solve obstacles including shipping logistics and a long process cycle, while still ensuring our client with high quality chemicals of SLES.


By choosing Camachem as their supplier, the personal care product manufacturing company was able to get quality industrial chemicals at cost-efficient prices. In this case study we will discuss how Camachem was able to provide this for our client and how we were able to reduce costs for the client by 12%. We will share how we were able to successfully export the chemicals to the client’s country into South Africa. In our blog we talk about how we export quality chemicals to South Africa.

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Problems Faced in SLES

Long Process Cycle to Import Chemicals

Our client had a problem with obtaining chemicals in a prompt manner. They were working with a supplier who would take very long to deliver the goods, and even longer to respond to communication. They always encountered delays and this was affecting their production schedule.

Complex Shipping Logistics

The client was looking for a provider that would provide timely supply of chemicals to the business and works to keep their delivery promises. They wanted the need the ability to track their order, as well as updates from the supplier.


What is SLES and how is it used?

  • SLES (sodium lauryl ether sulfate) is an anionic detergent and surfactant that may be found in a variety of personal care products such as soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, etc. It is a low-cost, high-efficiency foaming agent.
  • SLES is made by ethoxylating dodecyl alcohol, which is made at a factory from palm kernel or coconut oil. The resultant ethoxylate is transformed to a sulfuric acid half ester, which is neutralized by converting to the sodium salt.
  • Shampoo, Bubble Bath, Shower Gel, Face Wash, Dish Wash, Liquid Detergent, and Hand Wash are just a few of the personal care and home care products that are produced from using SLES.
  • It is also utilized as a lubricant, dyeing agent, cleaner, foaming agent, and degreasing agent in the printing and dyeing business, as well as the petroleum and leather industries.

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How Camachem Achieved Results

Shortened Processing Cycle


Camachem was able to provide the chemicals to the client in a prompt manner. We maintained communication all through the process, and they were able to know when they should expect the goods, and thus plan accordingly. The shortened process cycle ended up saving the company up to 12% of costs.

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Simplified and Fast  Shipping Logistics

Camachem exported the chemicals to the client in Ghana without any delays or delivery issues. The chemicals were all high quality chemicals and the client received them in the proper state.

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SLES is shipped in 160 kg plastic drums as well as 200 kg plastic drums.

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How Camachem Can Help YOU

Our client wanted to purchase and import SLES from a reliable supplier and Camachem was able to deliver the chemicals within the agreed time frame.

At Camachem, we have SLES and other industrial chemicals for sale. Please contact us today for FREE consultation.