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Linear Alkylbenzene
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Linear Alkylbenzene
Linear Alkylbenzene
Linear Alkylbenzene
C18H30

About Linear Alkylbenzene. Linear Alkylbenzene (a.k.a. LAB) refers to a group of organic compounds with a benzene 'head' followed by a tail of linear chain with 10 to 16 carbons. LABs are obtained from n-paraffins and benzene. n-Paraffins are a product of jet kerosene hydrotreating, which are dehydrogenated to linear olefins, that are reacted with benzene in the presence of a catalyst, namely HF or AlCl3. LABs are a major raw material in the manufacture of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), the most used surfactant available for use in biodegradable household detergent formulations.

Linear Alkylbenzene Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Linear Alkylbenzene are listed below.

  • n-olefins (C10-C13)/α-olefins (C12-C14) + benzene (HF alkylation),
  • n-monochloroparaffins (C10-C13) + benzene (Friedel Crafts alkylation),
  • n-paraffins (C10-C13) + benzene (UOP Pacol dehydrogenation process/HF-alkylation),
  • n-paraffins (C10-C13) + benzene (UOP Pacol dehydrogenation process/UOP Detel process)
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Data Legend. The chart above shows Linear Alkylbenzene price assessments in USA Dollar per metric ton (USD/mt) in 3 locations, as follows:

  • Linear Alkylbenzene, US (United States): Linear Alkylbenzene, import transaction price, cif, United States
  • Linear Alkylbenzene, EUR (Europe): Linear Alkylbenzene, import transaction price, cif, Germany
  • Linear Alkylbenzene, SEA (Southeast Asia): Linear Alkylbenzene, import transaction price, cif, India

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Linear Alkylbenzene Price Outlook. The price of Linear Alkylbenzene (United States) increased during April 2019 to 1,520 USD per metric ton, which represents a slight rise of 3% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, the prices of Linear Alkylbenzene (United States) decreased significantly by 7%. Meanwhile, the average price of Linear Alkylbenzene (Southeast Asia) amounted to 1,240 USD per metric ton, from 1,380 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the price of Linear Alkylbenzene (Southeast Asia) is 4% higher than the price one month before.

The price of Linear Alkylbenzene (Europe) rose slightly throughout April 2019, reaching 1,310 USD per metric ton.  The price is 0.8% higher than the average price in the previous month and 9% lower than the average price one year before.

About Linear Alkylbenzene. Linear Alkylbenzene (a.k.a. LAB) refers to a group of organic compounds with a benzene 'head' followed by a tail of linear chain with 10 to 16 carbons. LABs are obtained from n-paraffins and benzene. n-Paraffins are a product of jet kerosene hydrotreating, which are dehydrogenated to linear olefins, that are reacted with benzene in the presence of a catalyst, namely HF or AlCl3. LABs are a major raw material in the manufacture of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), the most used surfactant available for use in biodegradable household detergent formulations.

Linear Alkylbenzene Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Linear Alkylbenzene are listed below.

  • n-olefins (C10-C13)/α-olefins (C12-C14) + benzene (HF alkylation),
  • n-monochloroparaffins (C10-C13) + benzene (Friedel Crafts alkylation),
  • n-paraffins (C10-C13) + benzene (UOP Pacol dehydrogenation process/HF-alkylation),
  • n-paraffins (C10-C13) + benzene (UOP Pacol dehydrogenation process/UOP Detel process)

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