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What is a surfactant

There are four main types of surfactants, with the first three used the most in laundry detergents, and their actions depend on their interactions with ions. Ions are charged particles due to the gain or loss of electrons. Ions can be positive such as calcium, Ca2+, or negative such as chloride, Cl-.   Anionic surfactants […]

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Gold Dust washing powder

Background The task of doing laundry had begun to change with the introduction of washing powders in the 1880s. Until that time, laundry was done using hard bar soap, washboards, and the repeated beating and wringing of the clothing items. The success of several of the new washing powders had proven that there was a […]

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Characteristics of raw base oils for soap production

Coconut oil: strong detergency, foamy, white, hard and dry skin 20% ~ 30% Palm oil: mild, good detergency, no foam, hard, 20% ~ 30% (if there is soybean oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, grape seed oil, castor oil, etc. in the formula, it can be used with palm oil, finished product Easier to shape. Sunflower […]

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Essential oil soap

Essential oil soap is mainly composed of aromatic plant essential oil and soap. Not all plants can produce essential oil. Only those plants with balsam glands can produce essential oil. The distribution of balsam glands in different plants is different, some are on petals, leaves, rhizomes or trunk. After extracting the sachet, it becomes what […]

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The Difference Between Soap and Detergent

American consumers often use the words “soap” and “detergent” interchangeably, but in reality, there are significant differences between these two types of cleaners. The earliest evidence of soap can be traced back to 2800 B.C., where historians believe it was used by the ancient Babylonians. Soap making is mentioned in ancient Roman documents written as […]

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How Laundry Detergent Works

Essentially, there are four main types of surfactants, with the first three used the most in laundry detergents, and their actions depend on their interactions with ions. Ions are charged particles due to the gain or loss of electrons. Ions can be positive such as calcium, Ca2+, or negative such as chloride, Cl-. Anionic surfactants […]

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Environmental concerns

Phosphates in detergent became an environmental concern in the 1950s and the subject of bans in later years. Phosphates make laundry cleaner but also cause eutrophication, particularly with poor wastewater treatment. A recent academic study of fragranced laundry products found “more than 25 VOCs emitted from dryer vents, with the highest concentrations of acetaldehyde, acetone, and ethanol. […]

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How harmful is the detergent to the environment

Detergent powder is mainly composed of surfactant and detergent. The role of the additive is to improve the detergency of the surfactant. It is divided into two types: phosphorous assistant and phosphorus-free assistant. The laundry powder is divided into phosphorus-containing laundry powder and phosphorus-free laundry powder. Phosphorus-containing laundry powder uses phosphate as the main auxiliary […]

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What are the soap ingredients?

The oil, alkali and some auxiliary materials used in the soap are basically the same as soap, but the oil needs to be refined, decolorized and degassed before it can be used to make soap. In addition, the oil used in soap is limited to natural oil such as beef and mutton oil, coconut oil, […]

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How Much Detergent to Use

How much detergent to use? To answer the question, “Am I using too much laundry detergent?” take a look at your freshly washed laundry: Are there traces of detergent residue left on your clothes? Does your laundry feel soapy or sticky? Do the clothes feel stiff and scratchy? Are your colored clothes looking dull and […]

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