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Biodegradable anionics: breaking down the chemicals or the environment

01 May 2009

We are in the business of cleaning fabrics, surfaces, and of adding functionality to cosmetics. But while creating hygiene and beauty, we do not want to soil the environment at the same time. Health and safety laws, most recently REACH, are there to avoid toxic or otherwise dangerous chemicals to enter the environment. But even… Read more

Soap Noodles A fresh Spring Cleaning

01 Mar 2009

Soap is the oldest detergent. Officially, it is an anionic (negatively charged) surfactant, made by the reaction of fat and lye (sodium hydroxide, NaOH, caustic soda). The fat can be animal (tallow) or vegetable, so soap can be animal based or vegetable based. This reaction of fatty acids and alkaline lye is called saponification. There… Read more

Market Research: real time information from the real professionals

01 Feb 2009

• Suppose you produce detergents, plastics, coatings, or other end products which are made of chemicals • Suppose you do so since many years with historically proven chemistry • Now suppose the economic perspective require a drastic change. Part of the demand for your products evaporates.   One solution can be to find new markets… Read more

Ethoxylated Fatty Alcohols: mild for fabric, skin and wallet

01 Jan 2009

Fatty alcohols are hydrophobic; water repellent. To make a surfactant molecule out of fatty alcohols one side should hold a hydrophilic group. Like this, dirt can dissolve in the fatty part, while the hydrophilic group maintains contact with the water; the principle of washing. Contrary to negatively charged cleaners (anionic surfactants) and positively charged cleaners… Read more