Liquid Detergents

Kuo-Yann Lai

August 23, 2005 by CRC Press
Reference - 712 Pages - 192 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780824758356 - CAT# DK3124
Series: Surfactant Science


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  • Includes more than 30% new material and updates every chapter since the bestselling first edition
  • Features contributions from 22 award-winning, international experts from industry and academia
  • Embraces recent advances in the products and technologies of liquid detergents over the last decade
  • Covers all of the fundamental theories, applications, formulation technologies, and manufacturing aspects of liquid detergents
  • Contains more than 1800 up-to-date references and 300 figures and tablesAbout the Editor…Kuo-Yann Lai is the Worldwide Director at Colgate-Palmolive Company's Global Technology in Piscataway, New Jersey. He has nearly three decades of industrial R&D experience in consumer products, including various detergents, soap, and dentifrices. Dr. Lai holds seven U.S. and numerous international patents. He is the recipient of Colgate-Palmolive's "President's Award for Technical Excellence in 1984, the Organization of Chinese American's "National Asian American Corporate Achievement Award" in 1992, and New Jersey Inventors' Hall of Fame "Inventor of the Year" in 1994.
  • Summary

    A bestseller in its first edition, Liquid Detergents, Second Edition captures the most significant advances since 1996, maintaining its reputation as a first-stop reference in all fundamental theories, practical applications, and manufacturing aspects of liquid detergents.

    Featuring new material and updates in every chapter, the book expands its coverage of emulsions to include nanoemulsions, adds new data to elucidate the rheology of current commercial detergent raw materials as compared to finished products, and offers a more complete theoretical treatment of the aggregation in non-aqueous solvents. The book now covers all rheology modifiers and thickeners for detergent applications, antibacterial and sensorial light-duty liquid products, color/fabric care and wrinkle reduction in heavy-duty liquid detergents, and household cleaning wipes in specialty liquid household surface cleaners. Rewriting the chapters on the latest improvements and growing benefits in fabric softeners, liquid hand soaps and body washes, and shampoos and conditioners, the latter contains extensive summaries of patents for various new products and technologies. The final chapter, dedicated to the manufacturing of liquid detergents, offers a discussion on continuous vs. batch processes and micro-contamination.

    The most comprehensive guide of its kind, Liquid Detergents, Second Edition, is a balanced and practical reference that will continue to inspire students, researchers, chemists, and product developers in detergent industry, surfactant science and industrial chemistry.