Ecolab Awarded Pair of Patents
• Ecolab has recently been awarded a pair of patents. The first, US Patent No. 8,246,696 B2, covers a surfactant system or cleaning composition that consists of an extended chain anionic surfactant, a linker surfactant selected from the group consisting of amine oxide, dioctyl sulfosuccinate, monoglycerides, diglycerides, fatty acids, fatty diacids and combinations thereof; and a multiple charged cation component selected from the group consisting of Ca2+, Mg2+, a chelating agent, source of alkalinity and combinations thereof. The cleaning composition is capable of removing oily soils.
The second patent, US 8,247,367 B2, covers a solid cleaning composition produced by the process comprising one or more functional cleaning ingredients; providing a solid binding agent consisting of MGDA or derivatives or salts thereof and water (not of hydration) and admixing the one or more functional cleaning ingredients. The solid binding agent binds the functional cleaning ingredient within the solid cleaning composition.