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Product Blog – Libranox AO 12/14: Lauramine Oxide

Libranox AO 12/14 is compatible with a variety of surfactants and provides excellent viscosity control, foam boosting, and grease-cutting properties in a number of formulations. Libranox AO12/14 exhibits synergistic effects when formulated into both anionic and non-ionic surfactant systems. It is also stable in both acidic and alkaline formulations. Additionally, Libranox AO12/14 creates a dense clinging foam when injected into highly alkaline surface cleaners.

Why Use Libranox AO12/14?

  • Manufactured using microbe free, ultra-high purity water.
  • Levels of Nitrosamine that are below the limit of detection (15ppb) and the regulatory requirement of < 50ppb for cosmetic products.
  • Crystal clear ‘water-white’ product.
  • Very low free tertiary amine, average of 0.22% Vs spec of <0.5% and industry norm of <1.0%.
  • Low residual hydrogen peroxide, average of 600ppm Vs spec of <800ppm and industry norm of <1500ppm.


Libranox AO 12/14 is commonly used in cleaning product formulations. It is an excellent surfactant, providing detergency, foam boosting and foam stabilising properties. It is compatible with and used in both sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide-based bleach products. In high pH cleaning products, Libranox AO12/14 produces a dense, stable foam. It is a common surfactant in industrial cleaning formulations where the product is sprayed onto contaminated equipment. The amine oxide allows for excellent adhesion to the surface providing an extended dwell time as required.


Libranox AO12/14 is available in 200kg drums, 1000 kg IBCs and bulk road tankers.

At Libra Speciality Chemicals, we combine state of the art High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HLPC), Gas Chromatography (GC) and Ion Chromatography (IC) analytical techniques to validate product compliance to international standards and individual customer requirements. We can always guarantee market-leading quality from a UK manufacturer you can trust, delivered globally at competitive pricing.

For more information about Libranox AO 12/14, or other products in the Libranox range, please get in touch with a member of our sales team.

Tel: +44 161 775 1888


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