Dossier

Clean Effect

From shower gel to dishwashing detergents, surfactants ensure optimal cleaning in many products. The latest generation of surfactants offers several advantages.Photo: iStockphoto

From shower gel to dishwashing detergents, surfactants ensure optimal cleaning in many products. The latest generation of surfactants offers several advantages.Photo: iStockphoto

Biosurfactants

Sustainable Hygiene

Evonik and Unilever have developed a surfactant based on rhamnolipids. It is highly efficient and completely degradable.

Global market

Surfactants: Facts and figures

Many everyday products contain surfactants. The global market is changing – an overview.

Dishwashing detergents

The potential of biosurfactants

The Unilever expert Bert Nijhuis about rhamnolipids and environmentally friendly products.

Biosurfactants

A clean sweep

Surfactants ensure that dishwashing liquids, shampoos, and household detergents do a thorough cleaning job. One particularly efficient class of surfactants are biosurfactants.

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