Chemicals used in Detergent Manufacturing


We must be very clear about one thing: soaps and detergents are not the same. Both have an entirely different manufacturing process. So the chemicals used in soap manufacturing are different from most of the chemicals used in detergents. We use different types of detergents for cleansing everyday. At some time or the other, we will definitely want to know what is in these products that remove the dirt from the fabrics efficiently. In this blog, the chemicals used for liquid detergents, powdered detergents are discussed briefly.


So what are the important chemicals used in detergent manufacturing industry? Well the answer is here. In chemical jargon these are the much needed ones:

  • Surfactants
  • Plasticizers
  • Lather enhancers
  • Fillers and binders
  • Water
  • Enzymes
  • Fragrance causing agents
  • Opacifying agents
  • Dyes and pigments (less than 1%)


Solid detergents, mainly the powdered form and liquid detergents have different manufacturing Big City Maids techniques. And due to different techniques, different chemicals are used. Below is given the major or commonly used detergent ingredients.

  1. Chemicals used in detergent powder
  • Sodium tripolyphosphate
  • Sodium sulphate
  • Soap noodles
  • Zeolites
  • Sodium Carboxy methyl cellulose


  1. Chemicals used in liquid detergents
  • Linear alkyl benxene sulphonic acid
  • Caustic soda solution
  • Coconut di-ethanol-amide
  • Fluoresces
  • Water
  • Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate


The detergent chemicals suppliers have to note that the chemicals that go into the detergents have to be selected properly. They should be eco-friendly, safe for humans, cost effective, and compatible. These are the most major ones and there may be other additives for various purposes: Alkyl phenoxy polyethoxy ethanols, ammonia, EDTA, ethoxylated alcohols, and fragrants etc.  It is always advisable to choose wisely. At Tradeasia, detergent products are our best sellers and we ensure that all our chemicals comply with the international standards and are safe to handle. Check out Detergents imports and exports market is always booming and in the recent years we have seen a very good rise in the manufacture and sales of the detergent industry in the Asiatic region. So why wait? To know more about our company and products log on to and click on button below to get a quote!


                                        -Written by

                                           Shravan Muthukrishnan

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