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Laundry Detergents, 3. Production, Testing and Economic Aspects

  1. Eduard Smulders,
  2. Wilfried Rähse

Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.o15_o14

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

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Smulders, E. and Rähse, W. 2011. Laundry Detergents, 3. Production, Testing and Economic Aspects. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

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  1. Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2011


The article contains sections titled:

1.Production of Powder Detergents
1.1.Technology Overview
1.2.Manufacturing Processes
1.2.1.Traditional Spray-Drying Process
1.2.2.Superheated Steam Drying
1.2.3.Nontower Agglomeration Process
1.2.4.Nontower Compound Technology
1.3.Densification Processes
1.3.1.Dry Densification in a Mixer
1.3.2.Dry Densification in a Spheronizer
1.3.3.Dry Densification in a Roller Press
1.3.4.Wet Granulation
1.3.5.Spaghetti Extrusion
1.3.6.Postaddition Process
1.3.7.Dry Densification in a Tablet Press
1.4.Raw Materials
1.4.1.Anionic Surfactants
1.4.2.Nonionic Surfactants
1.4.4.Peroxygen Bleaches
2.Analysis of the Composition
2.1.Detergent Ingredients:
2.2.Purposes of Detergent Analysis:
2.3.Sample Preparation:
2.4.Analytical Methods
2.4.1.Qualitative Analysis
2.4.2.Sample Preparation
2.4.3.Quantitative Analysis
2.4.4.Separation Methods:
2.4.5.Structure Determination
2.4.6.Determination of Characteristic Values
2.4.7.Analysis Automation:
2.5.Sources of Information:
3.Test Methods for Laundry Detergents
3.1.Laboratory Methods
3.2.Practical Evaluation
3.3.Consumer Tests
4.Economic Aspects
4.1.Detergent Components
4.2.Laundry Detergents
4.3.Fabric Softeners
4.4.Other Laundry Aids