Household & Industrial Cleaning
The use of the new BioLoop Surfactants: a credible alternative to synthetic nonionics
Industrial and Institutional ( I&I ) cleaners are quite different and distinct from household cleaning products in the formulation, product strength, product dispensing and end usage because I&I soils and substrates are different.
Most I&I cleaning products are made with specific soils and substrates in mind. In general I&I cleaners are more aggressive and more alkaline than the household and consumer products because of short and aggressive wash cycles and high throughput.
In both I&I and Household applications it is essential that products have good detergency. Foaming characteristics may change depending on whether the formulator required high, medium or low foam.
The BioLoop surfactants are new chemistries and are the very latest technologies available to formulators that require green chemistry. Along with excellent low hazards and eco-profiling these products should be the very first choice for all new cleaning formulations.
When cleaning a carpet using mechanical cleaning methods, good detergency and foam control is essential. Too much foam generation will restrict liquid flow through the nozzle. Lankem can provide details for both conventional synthetic systems as well as the new BioLoop surfactants that help to offer better ecological profiling.
To have an option of using a liquid detergent that is bio-based is very attractive to the formulator of dishwash formulators. Not only is BioLoop 56L bio-based but it also has no hazards; and therefore no negative corrosive and warning labels will be passed onto the final product. The main criteria for dishwash detergents is good detergency that aids the removal of the food and oils from the plate, but also the system needs to be low foam.