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- Surfactants ensure that the water molecules remain bound and do not dissipate into droplets.
- Surfactants reduce dirt adhesion, so that the dirt can be washed away.
- Surfactants hold dissolved dirt in washing-up water.
- Surfactants hold dissolved dirt in water.
- Surfactants release dirt from fibres, so that the dirt may be released again from the cleaning cloth during rinsing.
- Sort the laundry – by whites, coloureds and delicates, by material - microfiber, cotton, etc.
- Observe textile care instructions.
- Load the washing machine to capacity if possible (this does not apply for delicates and wool clothing).
- Choose the detergent according to the type of laundry (heavy duty detergents, detergents for coloureds and delicates) and observe dosage instructions.
- Select the lowest washing temperature possible (not over 60 °C for whites and coloureds). Depending on the degree of soiling, 40 °C or only 30 °C may be sufficient.
- Purchase preferably concentrated detergents in refill packs.
Technical data sheet
A technical data sheet is an information sheet about a product (e.g. about a cleaning product). The technical data sheet summarises all important information about a material, e.g. pH value, usage instructions, material properties etc.
Surfactants are substances which can, amongst other properties, reduce the surface tension of a liquid. Surfactants enable two effectively non-mixable liquids, such as e.g. oil and water, to be finely combined.
Modern surfactants were developed in the first half of the 20th century and have largely replaced the traditional surfactant, soap (fatty acid salts). Surfactants have, however, been known since ancient times. For example, the Sumerians already knew how to make soap by boiling up olive oil and wood ashes in 2500 B.C. (Wikipedia).
Surfactants have the following primary uses in cleaning products:
Surfactants are employed in cleaning products, detergents, fabric conditioners, washing-up liquids and in disinfection products.
According to the German Surfactant Regulations, all surfactants used in cleaners must be biodegradable. This is naturally the case for all relevant Buzil products.
Are residues of cleaning products. They mostly result from over-dosing or from insufficient rinsing.
As long as surfactant residues are present in floors or upholstery, this may lead to increased re-soiling and reappearance of staining. Even when cleaning textiles, rinsing must continue until no more foam is formed.
Textile coverings include Carpets, rugs and runners.
Nowadays using modern detergents it is possible to achieve satisfactory hygienic cleanliness even at washing temperatures of 30°C to 40°C. Since the performance of modern washing machines and detergents is constantly improving, laundry is cheaper today than it used to be, despite increased energy and water costs.
Six golden rules to make the laundry
A threshold effect is a sudden and radical change in a phenomenon which often occurs after surpassing a quantitative limit, called the threshold. That means reduction of resoiling because lime is kept in the solution and thereby lime build-up is prevented.
Our formulations contain these substances, which cause a threshold effect. For application in sanitary areas, we have used these substances in order to be able to compensate for different degrees of water hardness. A direct effect on the surface should, however, be excluded.
The top stripping process is a fast, modern and inexpensive method used for full-surface rehabilitation of coated elastic floor coverings and can be used instead of conventional basic wet cleaning.