This is a question we are often asked ”Is the Liquid detergent as good as the Powder detergent for my parts washing?”. The answer depends on a number of preferences you have regarding your operations. The pros and cons of each form of chemical detergent is listed below:
- Can be formulated in a concentrated form that can be diluted by the user to your desired strength.
- Mixes easier & dissolves better than powder.
- Safer because of Less Exothermic Reaction possibility
- Liquid can be used straight from the container on heavily soiled parts areas.
- Liquid broadens the choice of surfactants available because they do not have to be available in powder form
- Less dust , easier to dose , can be pumped into the washer bath
- High efficiency because the high concentration of builder salts – to formulate the same level of builders into liquid requires an even higher level of surfactant. This can result in higher foaming.
- All other factors being equal – soiling, water hardness, temperature and washing energy– cleaning performance is a function of concentration and type of active ingredients that are delivered into the cleaning bath. Almost by definition, the liquid form involves a dilution of the active ingredients, that is, a given volume of a powdered detergent can generally deliver more active ingredients than an equal volume of a liquid detergent.
- Less storage worries regarding a leak or puncture of the container.