The Color of Clean: The Value of Performance Test Results for Cleansers and Detergents

Detergent manufacturing is a highly competitive and controlled industry. Consumers want cleaning supplies that are more efficient, powerful, economic, and environmentally friendly. Product assurance in these areas is highly dependent upon the variety of tests performed within industry standards.

Manufacturers of liquid detergents, powdered cleaners, and chemical surfactants all rely on performance test result to measure product quality. However, not all performance test results give an accurate measurement of a product’s cleaning ability, and consumers are now demanding more trustworthy information. Performance testing relies on scientific protocols to guarantee valid results through the use of proper testing methods and tools.

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Consumers rely on accurate performance test results to be consistent with ‘real world’ cleaning outcomes.
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Going Green with Color Technology: Variation in Plastics Makes Sorting Recyclables Easy

While various colors are visually appealing, there is a more important function to different hues: color-coding plays an important role in plastic recycling.

Color variation among plastic products may provide aesthetic appeal, but it is also is an important part of a color-coding system intended for a more eco-friendly world. Optical sorting has been an effective method of recycling and sorting in the glass industry for quite some time, and with an increased need for recycled plastic products, color sorting has now become the norm in the plastic industry as well.

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