Laundry Stain Cleaning Strip Is Patented by Clorox
December 3, 2013
US Patent No. 8,551,933 B2; The Clorox Company has patented a laundry stain cleaning strip that is comprised of a backing layer and an adhesive strip adjacent to the backing layer. The adhesive strip is comprised of one or more water soluble polymers selected from the group consisting of cellulose derivatives, polyvinylpyrrolidone, acrylate polymers, alcohol polymers, alginates, starches, glycerin, proteins, gums, polysaccharides, sorbitol, seaweed, synthetic polymers, proteins, polystyrene sulfonates, polyampholytes, cationic polymers and polyethyleneimires and any combinations or mixtures thereof; one or more surfactants selected from the group consisting of anionic surfactants and nonionic surfactants and any mixtures or combinations thereof; optionally, one or more additives selected from the group consisting of thermochromic agents, dyes, pigments, bleaching agents, antimicrobial agents, enzymes, defoamers, thickener, anti-dye transfer agents, fragrances, preservatives, opacifiers, pH adjusters, sequestrants, degrading accelerators, clarifiers and humectants; and one or more solvents selected from the group consisting of water, acetone, alcohol, ethyl acetate, glycerin, glycol, triacetin, triglycerides, and any mixtures or combinations thereof. The adhesive strip adheres to a textile and dissolves in water releasing one or more of said surfactants and said solvents.