Cut Formulation Costs with Soltellus™ Polymer

How Soltellus Leads to Cost Savings in Home Care

January 31st, 2024

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Home Care

By Sierra Cotton

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Cut Formulation Costs with Soltellus™ Polymer

Consumers want better products without increased costs, forcing brands and manufacturers to look for new and innovative solutions (1, 2). At the forefront of this evolution is Soltellus™ Polymer. This ingredient has garnered attention for its unique properties that reduce formulation costs without sacrificing performance. 

Soltellus Improves Performance While Saving Costs

Soltellus features superior stain-fighting properties, performs in cold and hard water conditions and is biodegradable. In addition to the many performance benefits, Soltellus enables manufacturers to optimize their product formulation by reducing the total percentage of ingredients. 

Cost Saving Formula

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

20% → 13.5%

Sodium Citrate

4% → 3%

Soltellus

0% → 1%

Figure 1: Performance comparison of detergents, demonstrating the efficacy of Soltellus in a cost-savings formula. The bar graph compares the control prototype containing a high level of anionic surfactant and sodium citrate. Soltellus enhanced formula containing a lower level of anionic surfactant, and a benchmark detergent. The Soltellus cost savings formula outperforms the control and exceeds the benchmark.
Figure 1: Performance comparison of detergents, demonstrating the efficacy of Soltellus in a cost-savings formula. The bar graph compares the control prototype containing a high level of anionic surfactant and sodium citrate. Soltellus enhanced formula containing a lower level of anionic surfactant, and a benchmark detergent. The Soltellus cost savings formula outperforms the control and exceeds the benchmark.

Sequestrant benefit lead to cost savings

A key feature of Soltellus is its capacity to bind calcium ions. This feature is crucial because calcium binds to anionic surfactants, reducing cleaning effectiveness. Soltellus, through its calcium sequestration mechanism, prevents the formation of insoluble complexes, allowing surfactants to perform their intended cleaning role more efficiently. With Soltellus, you need less surfactant, which helps reduce costs.

Figure 2: Sequestering Action for Soltellus. This diagram illustrates how Soltellus binds to calcium ions, thereby preventing them from deactivating surfactants. This process ensures that surfactants remain active and effective, highlighting Soltellus's role as a key contributor to cost savings by optimizing the efficiency of surfactants in the cleaning process.
Figure 2: Sequestering Action for Soltellus. This diagram illustrates how Soltellus binds to calcium ions, thereby preventing them from deactivating surfactants. This process ensures that surfactants remain active and effective, highlighting Soltellus's role as a key contributor to cost savings by optimizing the efficiency of surfactants in the cleaning process.

Conclusion

Soltellus™ represents a significant advancement in the home care sector. 

  • Improves performance
  • Reduces cost
  • Reduces the percentage of ingredients in your formulation
  • Reduces reliance on palm

By offering manufacturers the ability to optimize their formulations and enhance the efficiency of their products, Soltellus is a cost-saving option for manufacturers looking for innovation, practicality, and environmental stewardship.

References

  1. https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/consumer-business/articles/sustainable-consumer.html
  2. https://nielseniq.com/global/en/landing-page/tl-the-changing-story-of-sustainability/

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