Powder Laundry Detergents

Powder Laundry Detergents

Updated: Mar 17

An overview of how to make powder laundry detergents for machine wash.

Laundry detergent powders remain the dominant laundry form in most markets across the world.

Various formulations have been developed over the years, the following are examples of the most commonly used systems.

Economy Detergent Powder:

% weight Kemsurf SX85 1 Lansurf AEP63 2 Sodium sulfate (sulphate) 76.75 Sodium percarbonate 5 Sodium carbonate 5 Zeolite 10 Phosphonate 0.25 Enzymes, perfume and as required optical brighteners

Method of manufacture:

1. Add all powder components to a powder blender (Lansurf AEP63 is liquid).

2. Slowly add or spray the Lansurf AEP63 and perfume onto the powder blend with further agitation. The two can be pre-mixed if so desired.

3. Add the enzyme and optical brightener if required.

Note: Choose the grade of each raw material with care e.g. granular raw materials are likely to cause less dust hazard. Also, the final density of the powder can be altered by using powders compared to granules.



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