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ArroChem’s LA-4 is a specialty chemical additive used as a wetting/emulsifying agent, lubricant & anti-wear agent in industrial applications. It is formulated to provide excellent lubrication & protection to various mechanical systems, helping to reduce friction, wear, & heat generation. LA-4 is designed to enhance the performance & longevity of machinery & equipment. LA-4 is compatible with other nonionic, cationic, or anionic agents. It can provide lubricity attributes with minimum foam generation. LA-4 is primarily recommended for wetting, detergent & emulsifying applications.

General Characteristics:


Chemical Composition:

Solubility in Water, 25°C:

Specific Gravity:   

Ionic Nature:          


Clear, Slightly Hazy Liquid

POE (4) Lauryl Alcohol

Insoluble in water

~0.9 g/cm³ at 20°C (68°F)



LA-4 is recommended for use in a variety of industrial and mechanical applications, including but not limited to the following:

  • Machinery Lubrication: Suitable for lubricating various types of machinery, such as pumps, compressors, gearboxes, and circulating systems.
  • Metalworking: Used in metal cutting and forming processes to reduce friction and extend tool life. LA-4 is used as an emulsifier for metal working fluids.
  • Raw Material: LA-4 is a raw material used in the production of phosphate esters & carboxylates.
  • Hydraulic Systems: Suitable for hydraulic systems to reduce wear and improve system efficiency.
  • Bearings: Used to lubricate rolling and sliding bearings in industrial applications.
  • Textile & Cleaning: Used in Textile & Cleaning industries to achieve stable emulsions.



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