Beyond use in the consumer markets, detergents affect applications ranging from automotive lubricants to remediation techniques for oil spills and other environmental contaminants, paper and textile processing, and the formulation of paints, inks, and colorants. Faced with many challenges and choices, formulators must choose the composition of detergents carefully. The fourth and latest installment of the Handbook of Detergents, Part D: Formulation enables formulators to meet the demands of the increasing complexity of formulations, economic and sustainability constraints, and reducing the impact of detergents on the environment to which they will eventually be released.
Introduction to Detergent Formulation M.S. Showell
Scope of Detergent Use
Main Ingredients Used in Detergents
Formulation Strategies and Processes
Statistical Mixture Design for Detergent Formulations G. Smith and S. Ashwari
“Formulation is a key process in the overall lifecycle so that products are delivered that are of the right quality, at a competitive cost, and are made available within the specified time scale. …Not only are formulations much more complex but there are many restrictions on the types of raw materials that can be used, for example, biodegradability in the case of surfactants. … The book is designed to give ‘an overview of the full range of detergent formulations used today . . . to provide the reader with some general guidance on formulation approaches.’ It covers a wide range of detergents and starts by outlining the function of the different raw materials found in detergents. … There is a comprehensive index and a wealth of references at the end of each chapter. The book will be of help to development chemists looking for leads in the formulation of a wide range of detergent products … ”
—Richard Farn, consultant and former director of the British Association for Chemical Specialities, in Chemistry & Industry, December 2006