Detergent powders are generally made using batch or continuous process of soap making. These are generally formulated using one or more surfactants, optical brighteners, chelating agents, detergent builders, fabric softeners, enzymes, and more.
The main advantage of detergent powders is that they are easy to use and remove the dust, dirt, grease, oil and other environmental pollutants with ease and effectiveness. Detergent powders can be used for handwash as well as machine wash applications.
The most common ingredients that are used in making powder detergents are - Surfactants, optical brighteners, fabric softeners, enzymes, detergent builders, bleaches and compounds, synthetic perfumes and fragrances, and more.
- To achieve effective cleaning performance, it is most important that
you use a laundry-cleaning product that suits your fabric and wash
method. Different types of laundry cleaning products are available in
the markets that are meant for different applications. So carefully read
the ingredients to know what a particular product is meant for.
- As some clothes special care like dry-cleaning, which cannot be done
at home. These clothes should be sent to dry cleaning for better
- Another important laundry cleaning tip is to understand the proper
water temperature. In majority of cases, hot water gives better results,
however not all clothes can be washed in hot water. Generally white
fabrics and most linen do best in hot water, while colors or
multi-colored fabrics will bleed while some may shrink or wrinkle.
- Before washing clothes always pre-treat the stains to achieve superior results.