June 23, 2020

Karen Bells
Vehr Communications
(513) 334-9333

Cincinnati, OH – Pilot Chemical announced today the launch of Calfoam® ES-701 10 MAX and Calfoam® ES-702 10 MAX — drop-in solutions designed to help formulators stay in compliance with new 1,4-Dioxane end use product regulations.

Calfoam® ES-701 10 MAX and Calfoam® ES-702 10 MAX are 70% active solutions of sodium lauryl ether sulfate with a 1,4-Dioxane specification below 10 ppm. High active ether sulfates offer economical storage of sodium laureth sulfate for dilution to the use level in finished products.

Utilizing Pilot Chemical’s state-of-the-art continuous sulfation technology in production, Calfoam® ES-701 10 MAX and Calfoam® ES-702 10 MAX yield a very high purity; low 1,4-Dioxane; low salt; and low color. Other features include excellent flash foaming, foam stability, air entrainment, detergency, and skin-friendly mildness.

Spurred by New York state law signed in December 2019, Pilot Chemical moved quickly to expand its portfolio. The new law prohibits the sale of personal care products and household cleaning products containing more than 2 ppm 1,4-Dioxane, as well as cosmetics products containing more than 10 ppm 1,4-Dioxane by the end of 2022, with future restrictions for household cleaning products and personal care products by the end of 2023.

“For nearly 70 years Pilot Chemical has strived to offer high quality product solutions that meet our customers’ needs,” said Richard Rehg, Vice President of Commercial, Pilot Chemical Company. “With the addition of our Calfoam® 10 MAX products, our customers now have low 1,4-Dioxane options to choose from with our SLES products and access to our team of experts who can provide technical guidance on product reformulation and replacement efforts.”

Plans for additional low-active products are underway and are expected to be available by the end of the year. Other existing alternatives include the company’s lauryl sulfates (Calfoam® SLS-30, ALS-30) and Alpha Olefin Sulfonate (Calsoft® AOS-40), which do not generate 1,4-Dioxane.

Pilot Chemical Company is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high-quality products and services to the disinfecting, sanitizing and cleaning; metalworking and lubricants; oil field and emulsion polymerization industries. Its proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations, including the production of biocidal quats, tertiary amine derivatives, polymers and organometallic fuel additives. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America, is a leader in quaternary ammonium compounds, and is the world’s largest manufacturer of disulfonates. Pilot is certified under both ISO 9001:2015 and the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program. Pilot Chemical Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit

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