An optimum hand dishwash liquid formula can be developed by using LAS, SLES
and cocamidopropyl betaine and perhaps some cocamide DEA. Read on to learn
how to develop a variety dishwash detergents.
Shoaib Arif • Pilot Chemical Co. • Cincinnati, OH
Foaming and grease cutting are just a few requirements for detergents.
FOAM, VISCOSITY AND GREASE cutting power are some of the basic require- ments for manual dishwash deter-
gent. Go a little further than the basic
formula and it may require good foam sta-
bility and a certain pH range. Still not sat-
isfied? Try adding performance in hard
water and cold temperatures. Want still
more? Throw in quick rinsing and drying.
For even more discerning consumers, add
mildness and moisturizing effects. Or, how
about adding benefits such as naturally-
derived, DfE-approved and readily bio-
degradable? Last, but not least, some
formulators add aromatherapy and anti-