Dishwashing Liquids, Soaps and Dish Soaps

Most households wash the dishes at least once a day — so dishwashing products are used regularly.

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Properties such as skin-friendly, scents and antibacterial formulae are all growing among hand dishwashing liquids and, as more people cook from scratch at home, there is a subsequent increase in the amount of washing up generated. 

Dishwashing liquid, also known as dishwashing soap and dish soap, is a detergent used to assist in dishwashing. It is usually a highly foaming mixture of surfactants with low skin irritation, and is primarily used to hand wash glasses, plates, cutlery and cooking utensils in a sink or bowl. The reduced surface tension of dishwashing water, and increasing solubility of modern surfactant mixtures, allows the water to run off the dishes in a dish rack very quickly. However, most people also rinse the dishes with pure water to get rid of any soap residue that could affect the taste of the food.

These formulations contain between 13–40% surfactants, which are predominantly alkyl ether sulphate but also include non-ionics and amphoterics (betaines).

The manufacture of liquid dishwashing detergents involves minimizing the very property of the dishwashing liquid that the consumer requires: the foam. The generation of foam during production can be challenging, especially in filling lines. GEA not only understands liquid mixing technology but also has a unique understanding and know-how of the entire process, based on many years of experience. 

We are established experts in raw material handling, mixing and blending, storage, end-of-line packaging, product recovery, cleaning and sterilizing in place (CIP/SIP) and automation. Whether you need a single component or a complete turnkey plant, GEA has the right technology and the right knowledge and experience to meet those requirements — every time — in terms of hygienic design, product safety, productivity, profitability and quality.