Homogenization in Softener Detergent Production

Softening detergents are used in many sectors for cleaning tasks. These softening detergents are also often preferred for industrial use. However, to enhance the effectiveness of these softening detergents and to achieve better results, the homogenization process is required. In this article, we will take a closer look at the importance and benefits of homogenization in softening detergent production.


What is Homogenization?

Homogenization is a process that reduces the size of particles in a liquid to achieve a more homogeneous structure. This process is particularly helpful in the production of industrial products, contributing to a higher quality product and better results.

Benefits of Homogenization in Softening Detergent Production

  • More Effective Cleaning: The homogenization process ensures a better mix of the detergent and a more homogeneous structure, resulting in more effective cleaning.
  • Longer Shelf Life: The homogenization process contributes to a longer shelf life. This is because homogenization reduces the particle size of the detergent, creating a more stable structure.
  • Less Waste: The homogenization process allows for more efficient use of the detergent, due to its more homogeneous structure. This means less waste.

Benefits of Reducing Particle Size

The homogenization of softeners is an important step in reducing particle size. Since concentrated and normal softeners have a wide granulometric distribution, they may not distribute evenly during cleaning. This can affect the cleaning result.

The high-pressure homogenization process reduces particle sizes and ensures all particles are less than 1 micron. As a result, softeners have a more homogeneous structure and distribute more evenly during cleaning. Consequently, more effective cleaning is achieved.

The homogenization process also helps softeners have a longer shelf life. This is because smaller particles form a more stable structure, which allows the product to be stored for a longer period.


Pressure in Softener Detergent Homogenization and Its Effects

Pressure is an important parameter of the homogenization process and is one of the factors affecting particle size. While higher pressures result in smaller particle sizes, they can also cause an increase in temperature. This can raise the risk of product darkening.

Based on our experiences, it is observed that the sample obtained at 200 bar pressure has larger particles than the sample obtained at 400 bar pressure. In this case, performing the homogenization process at higher pressures can help to achieve smaller particles and a more homogeneous structure.

However, in this case, pressures of 600 bar and above carry the risk of product darkening, requiring cooling at the outlet. This is an important factor to consider in the design of the equipment and process where the homogenization will be carried out.

In conclusion, the pressure to be used for the homogenization process should be adjusted according to the product characteristics and desired particle size. While higher pressures can lead to smaller particle sizes, they can also cause an increase in temperature. This raises the risk of product darkening and necessitates cooling at the outlet.

HOMMAK Experience

With its expert team and industry experience, HOMMAK meticulously examines your products, helping you choose the high-pressure homogenizer most suitable for your needs. We carefully develop every detail to achieve the best result in your production. HOMMAK’s high-pressure homogenizers are an excellent choice to make your softener detergent production high quality, efficient, and with a longer shelf life.