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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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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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The Trifecta of Cleaning Agents

Chemistry is the basis for presprays, rinses as well as spot and stain removers. Different formulations will be more appropriate for use on some…

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Specialized Cleaning Agents

Appropriate chemistry is the basis for pre-sprays, rinses, spot and stain removers, deodorizers, protectors, etc. Different formulations will be more…

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Chemical Testing

Every carpet cleaner goes through product testing, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Unfortunately, conclusions are generally based on…

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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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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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Liquids Versus Powders

The three primary building blocks of cleaning formulations are solvents, surfactants, and builders (acidic or alkaline). All solvents are in liquid…

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