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Polyester Carpet Responds to Special Surfactant

Carpet with loads of soil and oils has always been a cleaning issue but has been exacerbated by the dramatic increase in the sales of polyester…

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Removing Excessive Soap Residues

Actually, these residues are not soap but are from surfactants. Soap is a common generic term and products used to correct extensive surfactant…

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Powdered Enzyme Pre-sprays or Pre-sprays with Enzymes: Which Type Is It?

Enzymes enhance cleaning action in all types of formulas, but they are very narrow in what and how much they clean. Different enzymes include:…

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Can An Acid Rinse Be More Than A Neutralizer?

The answer depends on the ingredient mix. Some formulas are designed as neutralizers which would pre-dominantly include acids. Other formulas go…

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Gum and Adhesives Meet 21st Century Innovation

For years our industry has typically relied on solvents to remove gum and adhesives or similar, and with VOC restrictions now in 18 states plus the…

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Greasy Carpet Demands Aggressive Cleaner

Greasy carpet has always been an issue but has been exacerbated by the dramatic increase in the sales of polyester carpet. Oil loves to bond to…

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Citrus Boosters: Powered by D’limonene

The attributes of D’limonene are compelling and are nature’s boost to cleaning. They include: biodegradable; 100% natural; derived from a by-product…

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Browning, Yellowing or Wicking

Cellulosic browning, BHT or alkaline yellowing and wicking of spots and soils all describe a common problem: surface discoloration.  Sometimes there…

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Necessary Factors For Effective Urine Removal

Effective urine removal relies on proper chemistry and efficient extraction processes.  It also requires proper judgment up front -- sometimes the…

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EncapsuIation in Perspective

Encapsulation currently dominates commercial carpet maintenance cleaning. There is a lot of misinformation being circulated since the process is…

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