For modern consumers with increasingly hectic lifestyles, saving time on everyday duties, or reducing down-time in an industrial setting, is strongly desired. Therefore, cleaning products which can reduce the time taken to clean, or the frequency of cleaning, are becoming an attractive proposition. Products with “easy clean” or “reduced cleaning” claims are already available in the market place, but the performance does not always meet the requirements.
Our surface modification agents can help to formulate high value cleaning products, with the possibility of adding new claims such as easier cleaning. ModiSurf™ Clarity is one of our hydrophilic surface modification agents that helps to reduce limescale deposition on ceramic surfaces and enables easier cleaning. As a result, ModiSurf Clarity gives added value to bathroom cleaners, saving time and money for consumers.
The use of ModiSurf Clarity in glass cleaners also gives an anti-misting effect by hydrophilisation of the glass surface. Other ingredients on the market that claim these benefits are based upon polymeric materials that are petrochemically derived and have poor biodegradability. ModiSurf Clarity provides high performance, yet is biodegradable and over 60% of the raw materials used in its manufacture are from renewable resources.
Figure 1: The anti-misting effect of ModiSurf Clarity in glass cleaners
Figure 2: Reduction in the build up of static charge and attraction of dust after using Crodastat™ 400
The use of surface modification agents is also an approach to achieve anti-static properties in cleaning products. This anti-static performance reduces the build-up of static charge on a surface to avoid the attraction of dust, resulting in surfaces that need cleaning less often. Anti-static agents also modify the surface to be more hydrophilic, which attracts water from air humidity and forms a thin water film. This water film has a much higher conductivity than e.g. untreated polymeric surfaces, resulting in a greatly accelerated decay of static charge. Therefore, a charge can’t build-up and dust is not attracted to the modified surface. There is a large demand for effective anti-static cleaners as the build-up of static charge is often a problem for polymer surfaces and screens of electronic devices.
Crodastat™ 400 is our high performance additive with long lasting anti-static properties. The hydrophilicity of the surface is increased by surface modification and therefore charge can decay very fast to avoid a charge buildup, which attracts dust. Due to this anti-static effect, cleaners with Crodastat™ 400 allow customers to clean less frequently and still have dust-free high gloss surfaces on furniture or electronic devices.
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