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Laundry detergents are currently on the rise due to increasing urbanization and the need for automation. The global market will reach $98,139.7 million by 2030 from $61,711.0 in 2020, influencing the demand for laundry detergent equipment. Unlike in Western countries, powdered detergents are more popular in Asia and China because they’re cheaper.

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Large granulator

When high cutting forces and high throughput are required, you need a granulator that has proven its reliabil...

Laboratory hammer mill

A Laboratory hammer mill in pharma design for the comminution of pharmaceutical and chemical products....

Combined wraparound and shrink-wrap packer

With a combined system you can help free up valuable real-estate, optimize your...

Continuous high impact mixer

A high-impact mixer can help you to produce a homogeneous mixture when you are mixing powders a...

End of line system for bottling plants

As your businesses grow and you’re looking to reduce costs, a highly flexible, end ...

Automatic palletizer with in-line feed

Product infeed and layer forming take place along the same direction in an in-line p...

Robot palletizer for liquid containers

With ever shorter product life-cycles, varying packing sizes, batch manufacturing an...

High-shear impact mixer

When you need to mix cohesive powders with liquids or melt binders and require a homogenous end-produ...

Mid-shear mixer

Mid shear mixers are typically used for processes where high shear leads to product deformation and low shear ...

Versatile bottle sorting system

Quality bottle sorting machine and inspection system which can be put to use not only after ...

Advanced residual liquid inspection system

Advanced and easy to use inspection system that eliminates the risk of residual...

High-frequency fill level controller

In terms of high-frequency technology, the fill level detection is considered a standa...

Optical fill level controller

Accurate fill level inspection for transparent, opaque and foaming liquids, that makes sure th...

X-ray fill level controller

For containers that are difficult to see through, such as cans or cartons lined with aluminium, ...

Small scale pelleting press

Many industries require reliable pelletizing equipment with smaller scale production capacities....
a pellet hardness tester

Pellet hardness tester

Control the quality of your pelletizing processes using a pellet hardness tester. Pellet hardness is o...

Pelleting press with overhead drive

Production of certain pelletized products requires working with output products of a pa...

Magnetic agitator

Reliable mixing and agitation are essential to any quality production process that involves a fluid. This n...

Low speed shrink sleeve applicator

A variety of industries require flexible addition of shrink sleeves to containers on the...

Shrink sleeve applicator - 600 per minute

Several industries require the flexible addition of shrink sleeves to containers...

Shrink sleeve applicator - 800 per minute

High speed, in-line shrink sleeving systems require dual head capability with hi...

Shrink tunnel for applying sleeves to different containers

Maximum flexibility is required when setting pressure and dir...

Tamper-evident sleeve applicator for caps

Reliability, continuity and changeover time are key success factors for tamper-e...

Energy efficient tunnel for sleeve application

Hot air application of shrink sleeves is much more efficient than tradition...

Palletizing robot arm

For high speed palletizing, palletizing high payloads, or just where greater flexibility is required, i...

High volume particles separation sieve

For large scale production processes in the chemicals or food industries that requir...

HFFS Machine for Large or Heavy Pouches

Traditional pouch-forming machines can struggle to maintain the position of the pac...

Liquid detergent filling machine

Filling of liquid detergents requires specialised equipment because of the foaming nature o...

Self-adhesive linear labeling machine for bottles

It is vital to have precise and long-lasting labels on bottles to avoid...

Classifier mill for powder coating

High-quality powder coatings are often required to manufacture equipment, appliances, an...

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Laundry detergent equipment and key process

Producers of laundry detergents either use the dry mixing method, the agglomeration process, or the spray drying method to make laundry detergents. However, spray drying is the best method because it produces a lightweight, well-hydrated product that doesn’t cake. In this technique, a mixer combines the surfactant with a builder like sodium silicate to form a slurry that ages in an aging tank. They spray dry the mixture in a spray drying tower, filter it, modify it with enzymes, fragrances, and colors, and move it to a storage machine for packaging.

Factors to consider in the washing powder production line

When formulating the product in the washing powder making machine, it’s essential to pay attention to the pH of the washing powder to ensure it is compatible with the human skin and can clean effectively. The optimum pH range for laundry detergent is 9-10.5. Alkalinity converts insoluble fatty acids to soluble salts that wash away easily. Ingredients like surfactants are necessary ingredients in the production. They reduce the surface tension of hard water to prevent the formation of an insoluble precipitate that leaves visible deposits on fabrics and makes them unappealing.

The environmental impact of laundry detergents

Detergents contain some harmful chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphate. Nitrogen reacts with phosphorus in water to create nutrients that stimulate algae growth in freshwater. Algae then utilize the oxygen in the water in a process called eutrophication. Eventually, this depletion in oxygen damages the ecosystem.

In addition, surfactants reduce the surface tension of water and make it easier for waterways to absorb pollutants and pesticides. An effective solution is to feed materials from plant sources into laundry detergent equipment to produce eco-friendly alternatives. But the challenge with creating environmentally safe detergents is the high cost of production. Ingredients from plants are more expensive than their synthetic counterparts.

Are laundry detergent pods safe?

Laundry pods have become popular due to their convenience. They contain water-soluble polyvinyl alcohol and liquid cleaning agents in pods. Unlike regular laundry detergents, they are pre-measured to provide a consistent result.

Its production eliminates water, allowing the cleaning ingredients to remain stable for a long period. Laundry pods are a good laundry detergent option; however, the concern about laundry pods is how unsafe they can be for children, who could mistake them for candies. As part of the safety rules, producers have been advised to make them child-proof by using child-safe caps and making sure opening them requires both hands.

Processing steps involved in laundry-detergent making

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