Cleaning Products Manufacturer

Digging Up The ‘Dirt’ On Staying Clean

The demand for stain-free and sanitized homes, schools, and workplace environments has brought record market growth, as stated in our household cleaner manufacturer blog, institutional cleaner manufacturer blog, and commercial (industrial) cleaner manufacturer blog. This demand, in part caused by the coronavirus pandemic, has brought about a unique ‘marriage’ between cleaning supply business persons, knowledgeable of their customers’ needs for school and business cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing, and chemical cleaning product manufacturers as Unified Solutions For Cleaning, a chemical industry leader providing turnkey production of cleaning product formulas since 2005. This ‘marriage,’ officially called supply chain collaboration, is detailed in our Pet Products Manufacturer blog article.

Unified Solutions For Cleaning works ‘round the clock’ to meet the cleaning demand for a variety of business industries, retailers, and cleaning supply distributors in bringing quality cleaning product solutions to the marketplace as an alternative to the highly advertised, costlier, brand name cleaning supplies! Product formulas equally effective in laundering clothes, purging ovens of grease, washing windows, freshening carpets and upholstery, shining walls and floors, and disinfecting the restroom porcelain! Unified Solutions For Cleaning can fill one and five-gallon bucket containers, totes,
and barrels!

Cleaning Facts And Stats

An American Cleaning Institute (ACI) 2020 National Cleaning Survey discovered ‘the following dirt’ on the average American’s cleaning habits:

  • 78% of American households do spring cleaning every year, prioritizing bedrooms, closets, kitchens, and family rooms.
  • 78% are usually dissatisfied with the cleanliness of their home and want them to be cleaner.
  • 65% of those surveyed said windows are the dirtiest in the household, 64% said floors, and 48% said the toilets are the filthiest items in any home to maintain and sustain with cleanliness.
  • Thirty-one percent of respondents indicated cleaning mold was a top concern, 22% said dirt, 22% odors, 15% said stains, and 12% stated dust was at the top of their cleaning musts!
  • Thirty-one percent of those surveyed spoke of cleaning product effectiveness as the motivation for buying a product, 19 percent said multi-purpose products were essential, and 14 percent looked at the product price.

Raising The Cleaning Standards

In contrast to a 2018 cleaning survey by ACI, which found only 7 percent of Americans cleaned to prevent the spread of germs, an April 2021 survey conducted for ACI says that 70% of Americans see the importance of cleaning as a means of keeping the family healthy.

Success In The Mix

Successful results in keeping walls, floors, sinks and tubs, and countertops free of germs are in the knowledge of the chemical cleaning products manufacturer who creates the right mix of chemical elements that make up a formulated cleaning product. An effective cleaning agent contains the following four cleaning elements:

Surfactants: Surfactants, or ‘surface active agent,’ is responsible for the cleaning action to remove the dirt, grit, or grime on surfaces. Surfactants are the primary ingredient in most cleaning products. Surfactants work with hydrotropic chemical compounds to keep the surfactant and builder elements stable in a cleaning solution. All surfactants have a hydrophilic (water-loving) head and hydrophobic (water-hating) tail. The hydrophobic tail of ‘surface active cleaning agents’ surrounds the soils on targets as the hydrophilic head is surrounded by water.

Chelators: A chelator element in a detergent formula assists the surfactant in cleaning the dirt from a surface. Chelators are the substances that bind metal ions, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese, together that are found in water. Surfactants would typically be attracted to these metal ions, reducing their ability to clean the soiled surfaces.  When the chelators surround the metal ions, the surfactants are better able to lift the surface soils.  

Builders: Builder elements enhance the effectiveness of surfactants as buffers, softeners, and emulsifying agents.  Builders soften water by neutralizing metal ions through sequestration, holding the metal ions in a solution, as chelators do, or causing them to fall out of the solution as an insoluble solution. As buffers, builders maintain the pH level of a solution. A high pH level in a cleaner is best for organically soiled targets. The lower pH levels are best on inorganic soils such as metal, oxide, and scale. Builder emulsifiers act to loosen dirt on a surface. The emulsifier element keeps the grittiness from being re-deposited on the surface and is suspended in the solution.

Carriers: Carrier elements help dissolve soils. The two types of carrier elements in cleaning products are water and solvents. Water carriers are the most common. They work with the surfactant by penetrating surface soils, break them into small pieces, and keep the dirt, dust, and grit suspended in the cleaning solution and away from the surface. Solvent carriers also break down the soils of a targeted object into smaller pieces, but solvents need careful use, as they can be hazardous to health.

Surfactants, chelators, builders, and carriers — OH MY! Dirt, dust, grit, and grime have met their time when these cleaning elements work together to lift, disperse, emulsify, sequester, suspend, and decompose soils.

Contract Packaging, Private Labeling — And More!

Cleaning supply distributors and retailers are encouraged to bring their ideas for cleaning product formulas to our team of certified chemists. We follow all client specifications ‘to the letter,’ as the outside third-party cleaning product manufacturer. It is an excellent way to manufacture a product formula without the cost of setting up a production facility. Contract packaging can be a ‘win-win’ for lower-cost cleaning products for the American consumer ‘beset’ by the new rules of maintaining disinfecting and sanitizing standards while sustaining higher profit margins for business persons beset by higher costs of the name-brand cleaning products.

Another service many United Solutions For Cleaning clients ask of is private labeling services.  With private labeling, the retailer or distributor selects from the numerous cleaning formulas in our product line-up, already FDA registered and licensed. Our team of certified chemists will customize the product formula to fit the cleaning need. Our chemists, production associates, and client work together to determine the type and amount of ingredients for the mixture, product size, amount of product to be produced, and the label design with their business name on the label.  

Contract packaging vs. private labeling; learn of the differences in detail in our blog article — and then follow up on your reading by contacting the Unified Solutions For Cleaning professionals of cleaning products manufacturing. We invite you to call and set up a time to come and tour our modern facility!

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