Chapter 17. Cost-Effectiveness of Detergent Concentrates for Metal Preparation

  1. William Smothers
  1. William Mcclure1 and
  2. Robert J. O'Donoghue2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470318836.ch17

Proceedings of the 44th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 4, Issue 5/6

Proceedings of the 44th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 4, Issue 5/6

How to Cite

Smothers, W. (1983) Cost-Effectiveness of Detergent Concentrates for Metal Preparation, in Proceedings of the 44th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 4, Issue 5/6, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470318836.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    Magic Chef, Inc. 740 King Edward Ave., Cleveland, TN 37311

  2. 2

    Mid American Chemical Corp. 8205 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1983

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374023

Online ISBN: 9780470318836

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Keywords:

  • competition;
  • ingredients;
  • transportation;
  • surfactants;
  • hydroxide

Summary

New cost-effective methods to produce improved product quality at competitive market prices are being sought. The use of detergent/sequestrant concentrates, representing state-of-the-art technology, offers significant cost savings in metal preparation prior to porcelain enameling. Factors influencing today's cost of metal preparation as compared with a decade ago are examined, and reports on an in-plant evaluation of the performance and the cost saving provided by detergent/sequestrant concentrates are presented.