With contributions from experts and pioneers, this set provides readers with the tools they need to answer the need for sustainable development faced by the industry. The six volumes constitute a shift from the traditional, mostly theoretical focus of most resources to the practical application of advances in research and development. With contributions from expert practitioners in various branches of the industry, the series offers unparalleled knowledge on raw materials, production, economics, properties, formulations, analysis and test methods, applications, marketing, environmental considerations and related research.
“… designed to give ‘an overview of the full range of detergent formulations used today … to provide the reader with some general guidance on formulation approaches.’ It covers a wide range of detergents and starts by outlining the function of the different raw materials found in detergents. … The book will be of help to development chemists looking for leads in the formulation of a wide range of detergent products …”
—Richard Farn, consultant and former director of the British Association for Chemical Specialities, in Chemistry & Industry
“This reference, written by more than 50 experts from both academia and industry worldwide, covers the environmental impact of detergents, from formulation to production to usage, consumption, and disposal.”
“…this is a valuable reference work on household detergents. It is also a fascinating insight into the efforts of manufacturers of consumer products to enlarge and develop their markets.”
—Chemistry & Industry
“The book is highly technical and specialized. The majority of the authors are industry-based. The chapters include lengthy reference and clear tables and figures … appropriate for academic and corporate libraries. “