How Many LOADS Does it Take to Get to the Bottom of a Laundry Detergent Bucket?

Tootsie Pop - How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Remember the famous 1970’s commercial with the curious little boy and Mr. Owl, the wise?  “Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? . . . The world may never know.”

So, how many loads does it take to get to the bottom of a Laundry Detergent Bucket?

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Fabric Softener: High Efficiency?

Washing Machine SafeTo go easy on the marketers who print the High Efficiency label on rinse cycle fabric softeners, we will say its only purpose is to let the consumer know: It is safe to use fabric softener in a High Efficiency laundering machine.

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Laundry Detergents: Cold or Hot Water?

Hot vs. ColdIt is simple, the higher the temperature of the water the fastest the laundering reaction. But how does the water get hot? Energy is consumed to bring the temperature of the water to the required level. This process costs money to most of us using electricity or gas to heat the water. This should be considered when calculating the total cost of the process. The indirect environmental effect of energy consumption is also to be considered, for while it seems a small impact for an individual, consider the environmental cost when millions of user a doing their laundry with hot water, therefore consuming tons of fossil fuels.

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Laundry Detergents: What about HE or high efficiency detergents?

A high efficiency laundry machine uses less water than a top loading laundry machine. It consumes less energy therefore the term high efficiency.

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Using laundry detergent to start a successful home business

WET InternationalWET International started out as a small chemical manufacturer in 2000 and have managed to stay in business, grow sales, and develop several lines of chemical preparations to service various industries. In the beginning, we did not manufacture all our products; In fact, we still do not do it all today.  Even though our manufacturing facilities are much larger than before, we will continue to rely on the support of our suppliers to service our customers.

We would like to share our experience in starting a small business without access to a lot of capital.

Based on our experience with home business start-ups, the most important factor is not capital; It is time.

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DIY Laundry Detergent Formulas

DIY Laundry DetergentIn pursuing low cost, environmental responsibility and some times fun, several formulas have appeared in the internet and magazines teaching how to make your own laundry detergent formulas. Many of these formulas list Borax, Bicarbonate (baking soda), Soda Ash (sodium carbonate) and bar soap shavings.

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Laundry Detergent: Is foam important?

Foam: Good or Bad?Foam was associated with the concentration and cleaning capacity of the detergent products at the time when soaps and anionic detergents dominated the industry. This was due to the fact that foam is associated with a decrease in the Surface Tension of the solution. But a low Surface Tension is not always associated with detergency (ability to clean). It is the similar and often confused term of Interfacial Tension which is responsible for the detergency of a surfactant. New non-ionic low foam surfactants have been developed which produce a great decrease in the Interfacial Tension of the system.

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Laundry Detergents – Detergents vs. Soaps:

VersusThe terms Detergent and Soap are chemically distinct. Without being too technical about the subject there is a major difference to point out when using these ingredients in laundry applications.

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