Surfactants in Consumer Products

Theory, Technology and Application

  • J. Falbe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. H. Verbeek
    Pages 1-4
  3. M. Biermann, F. Lange, R. Piorr, U. Ploog, H. Rutzen, J. Schindler et al.
    Pages 23-132
  4. F. Schambil, M. J. Schwuger
    Pages 133-196
  5. D. Coons, M. Dankowski, M. Diehl, G. Jakobi, P. Kuzel, E. Sung et al.
    Pages 197-398
  6. W. Adler, G. Thor
    Pages 399-439
  7. G. Schwarz, E. Vaeth
    Pages 440-449
  8. P. Gerike
    Pages 450-474
  9. F. Bartnik, K. Künstler
    Pages 475-503
  10. G. Jakobi, P. Krings, E. Schmadel
    Pages 504-516
  11. P. Berth
    Pages 517-530
  12. G. Jakobi
    Pages 531-535
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 537-547

About this book


In to days market, custom formulated surfactants are offered for a wide range of applications. The need for surfactants in detergents, cleaning agents, cosmetics & toiletries is second only to an expanding demand in industrial applications. But even within the non-industrial areas the demands have undergone significant changes in recent years. For example, washing and cleaning temperatures have substantially decreased with increased energy conservation attitudes, and more stringent regulatory requirements in the area of ecology and toxicology are leading to new product profiles. New manufacturing technologies and an increased utilization of natural raw materials also factor into this continuing evolution. These changes and trends have been described in numerous publications. However, a summary and survey of these developments is currently missing. The book presented here "Surfactants in Consumer Products" is intended to close this gap. The editor and authors dedicate this work to Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Henkel on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Dr. Henkel, himself a scientist and industrialist, contributed signifi­ cantly to developments in the surfactant field. In the nineteen-fifties, he initiated the change from soap based detergents to synthetic detergents within Henkel. At the same time, dishwashing detergents utilizing various synthetic surfactants were also developed, and became the basis for modem manual and mechanical dishwashing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Falbe
    • 1
  1. 1.Henkel KGaADüsseldorfGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71547-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71545-7
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