Floor Cleaner Solutions

  
  benzalkonium chloride solution 40%:   4.5%
  lauryl alcohol ethoxylate: 3%
  Sles: 0.5%
  IPA: 8%
  CAPB: 1%
  Pine Oil: 5%
  Water to 100%
  Fragnance QS
  Colour QS

 Any feedback??

Comments

  • What are your specific questions?
  • Perry said:
    What are your specific questions?

    Trying to find out if my floor cleaner formula is right.  Had another formula which didn't work. 


  • How do you know it didn't work, what was the customer feedback. 
  • The benzalkonium chloride (cationic) will be incompatible with the SLES (anionic). Leave out the SLES.

    The pine oil level seems high to me. Reduce it if you have trouble keeping it stable.

    I am assuming because of the high level of benzalkonium chloride that this is a disinfecting cleaner that is diluted before use.

    Check out UL Prospector and Ernest W Flicks books for some other starting formulations.

    Hope this helps. :)
  • ravimosai said:
      
      benzalkonium chloride solution 40%:   4.5%
      lauryl alcohol ethoxylate: 3%
      Sles: 0.5%
      IPA: 8%
      CAPB: 1%
      Pine Oil: 5%
      Water to 100%
      Fragnance QS
      Colour QS

     Any feedback??
    Pine oil is too high
    I wonder if 8% IPA will be enough to make pine oil hold in solution without emulsifiers.
    Also, 5% pine oil will be expensive
    Even Pine-Sol no longer contains any pine oil
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine-Sol

    Drop SLES and replace with a glucoside or sulfonate.

    Alcohol ethoxylate may be higher if you want.


  • Gunther and Ozgirl

      Thanks for the valuable Feedback. 

      Pine Oil is not holding. Hence I am dropping it. Here is any formulation I have worked out on the advice   given by both of you.

      benzalkonium chloride solution 40%:   4.5%
      lauryl alcohol ethoxylate: 6%
      Glucoside: 1.5%
      IPA: 8%
      CAPB: 1%
      EDTA: .2%
      Water to 100%
      Fragnance QS
      Colour QS

      I  have also added EDTA to this formulation. 

      Will it advice able to add Sodium Bi Carbonate around 2% to this formula? 



  • edited November 29
    IMO Sodium bicarbonate will leave a white residue on floors, when the cleaner evaporates.
    Remember floors ain't rinsed like shampoos and body soaps.

    CAPB might leave a slippery or sticky afterfeel.
  • Gunther said:
    IMO Sodium bicarbonate will leave a white residue on floors, when the cleaner evaporates.
    Remember floors ain't rinsed like shampoos and body soaps.

    CAPB might leave a slippery or sticky afterfeel.
     Okay. 

     So if I drop CAPB and Bicarbonate then other
    ingredients are fine?
  • You'll need to make lots of tests yourself.

    Get some bare black and white tiles
    black (or dark colored) to make sure no white residue is left on
    white to make sure it doesn't stain floors (although most floor cleaners have bright colorants, so at least make sure the stain can be easily mop off.

    Also, test to make sure no sticky or slippery residues are left.
  • Gunther said:
    You'll need to make lots of tests yourself.

    Get some bare black and white tiles
    black (or dark colored) to make sure no white residue is left on
    white to make sure it doesn't stain floors (although most floor cleaners have bright colorants, so at least make sure the stain can be easily mop off.

    Also, test to make sure no sticky or slippery residues are left.

    Thanks.. 


  • @ravimosai i am waiting for your experiment results as Gunther pointed it out to try it myself. Please do let me know what you achieved and how? 
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