50kg Drain Cleaner

Sodium Hydroxide flakes
Sodium Meta silicate
Aluminium filings

- Sprinkle 46.5kg Caustic in a suitably sized container
- Over the flakes, sprinkle 500 g Sodium Metasilicate
- Sprinkle 3kg of fine Aluminium filings
- Mix thoroughly

Pack it,
Brand it
and Sell it.

Adopt the quantity to your specific needs.

(Free recipe - Drain cleaner)

Laundry detergents as a Business opportunity:

  • Sample business - to kick start the brain
    So I bought the Liquid Laundry detergent recipe, what next?....
  • First - the process up to now:
    You contacted us with your basic questions
    You received the answers and an invoice as a Word document
    You start your new business by depositing the funds into the Standard bank account
    We send you the e-book, as a Word document.
    You scan the book a few times to get a feel for the recipes
    You choose "How to manufacture Liquid Laundry detergent"
    Print the laundry detergents recipe and laminate the page
    See the names of the chemical suppliers in the second file we sent you
    Email Elmarie with your questions
    (For the chemical suppliers, find the ones closest to your area)
    The chemical/ingredient names - for industrial or commercial use - have a generic name, so we don't bind you to any supplier.
  • Secondly - The ingredients for making Liquid Laundry detergent
    Looking at the recipe - you'll need 8 ingredients + water
    The 8th ingredient is Dye/Fragrance, so let your mind wander(a little bit)
    As this is a liquid recipe, 60% of the product is water. With this in mind, your containers will need to be big enough for commercial production. (You did say you want a business?)
    You'll need storage space, for both the "raw" ingredients and the finished product.
    OK, so you bought enough ingredients for proof of concept
    You got a few 200L empty drums from a friend and a few from your brother-in-law.
    (The brother-in-law want it back afterwards - when you fail, and the friend said you need to supply the beer and he'll come and help you on the first batch)
  • 3rd - The first batch:
    Rather than the 200L drums, you have a 20L container for the 1st batch detergent. Elmarie gave you all the knowledge and support you need and your friend already opened his second beer. All set.

    Weighing the ingredients - always go for the dry weight. (Again Elmarie will guide you)
    On the 20L, a normal house scale will do the trick. The formula for the laundry detergent work in percentages:
    Lets take SLES, the ingredient to add as a FOAM FORMER AND DEGREASER.
    12% = 12kg per 100kg or 2,4kg for our 20kg starter batch - think in KG, not Liters.
  • 4th - Testing via friends and family
    Before going for the big batches, give samples to friends and family and ask them to help you test your new product. This testing step will give you the confidence to sell with a mind at ease. They must honestly tell you what they think of the actual detergent. Did you add to much fragrance or too little. We'll get to the market ideas in a bit, but your Aunt might not like the "Tobacco for real men" flavour on her bed-sheets. - You get the idea...

    Product ideas and your "Liquid Laundry detergent" business

    So, you are a laundry detergent manufacturer now. But what next?
    You need to decide on a niche market - specialize:
    Below is a load of random business product ideas, create something special.
  • With all of these, keep your branding in mind.
  • Containers are either plastic or glass (or perhaps 'paper' milk containers)
    - Plastic: soft like refill sausages, or hard like bottles
    - Glass: Fancy and/or coloured as in gift baskets or hampers
    - What about old 2lt coke or milk bottles for cheaper market?
  • Flavour's like beach day, lavender, rose, sunshine, musk - you name it, it can be the fragrance of your Laundry detergent. You also get the crowd that want it flavour free, so they can add their own potpourri
  • Target markets:
    farmers markets - flea markets - housewives hunting for bargains - low price
    bedroom sheets - target your market with words like crisp, clean, fresh
    pets: from dogs to small pets - anti flea detergent (if possible)
    power tool accessory - your brand is made for cleaning overalls etc.
    gardener - smell of flowers or grass after a afternoon shower, without the dirt
    hampers or gift packs - so cute no-one wants to use it
    kitchen tea or stork party hamper - pre-packed, part of household products
    for baby diapers/clothes/blankets - joint venture with a baby shops, baby magazines
    For people sensitive to dyes, make personal batches without dye.
    target the yuppie type singles with a stylish brand - men's health
    dispensing machines - vending machines with a single use range of detergents
    (target wishy-washy type wash-and-go places, hostels, self catering, train stations, taxi ranks)

    Think of any industry, think of any person - as each and every one wear clothes that must be washed - you just want them to use your product.

    This is just a quick list, but remember - do your market research.
    (There are plenty of business case tools, marketing processes etc out there, I'm just kick starting your brain, not telling you what to do, or in which sequence)

    Last points:
    Marketing pictures of babies, small kids or dogs always win
    Research old-age homes/retirement villages for ideas on flavours/fragrances
    What does the hospitals/jails use to clean their linen? Where do they get their supplies?
    Supply the suppliers with stock, least hassle, bigger turnover
    The detergents promise - making laundry "whiter than white"
    The name "Ultra" is not brand specific - you can use it in your product name.

    Cut the middle men, why give them your money when you can make your own commercial household detergents AND control the quality. (The biggest complaint we hear from people is that their current supplier can't get the colours to be the same from batch to batch. With our recipes, this will never be a problem again.)

    "Liquid Laundry detergent" technical info

    Soap is not a detergent

    Detergent is a cleansing substance that acts similarly to soap but is made from chemical compounds.
  • Commercial batches
    If you go for commercial quantities, like using 200L drums for some serious, affordable production, the mixing become quite involved. I normally suggest one of these cheap electric outboard motors(for a boat - with speed control). If you do go that route, know that your final mixed household detergents need to settle, because of all the air bubbles that the mixing process created. We are talking 24 hours plus before you can see what the level inside the bottle is - it will drop and your clients will say you are cheating so look at these things.
    For our clients we have 1 or 2 extra suggestions that is working for our existing clients with great success. Chat with Johan for more info on this...

  • sample Commercial laundry detergent recipe
    Ever wondered what your clothes have to go through?
    Here is the actual commercial recipe for the laundry detergent. We just did not include the percentages.
    Water - 60%
    Sulphonic acid
    Whitening agent
    Sod. Metasilicate

    1) Charge vessel with water.
    2) Add caustic to water with stirring.
    3) Add Sulphonic Acid and keep stirring.
    4) Add Sles
    5) Add the whitening agent, Sod Metasilicate and the STPP.
    6) Add Formalin.
    7) Add your Dye and fragrance.

    Realy simple. Just wear safety clothes and goggles.
  • NO Reselling:
    By law, you are not allowed to resell or give away this book or material in any way. Plus only a stupid person will buy from you since you can not offer support like we do.
    What you do with the products(once produced), that is what I gave you an idea about in the above. Start to think business opportunity - build your own business and grow it into an "Ultra" big business empire

    Any comments or questions, please let me know

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    Our recipes are Commercial cleaning products for use in house, business and industry.
  • South Africa formulations - with LOCAL names for the chemicals.