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Thickened Hard Surface Cleaner Patented by P&G

February 7, 2014

US Patent No. 8,623,804 B2; P&G has patented a thickened liquid hard surface cleaning composition. It is comprised of a surfactant system (including an alkoxylated nonionic surfactant, a sulphated or sulphonated anionic surfactant; and a neutralizing co-surfactant); a thickener or mixture thereof; a chelant or mixture thereof; a solvent selected from the group consisting of ethers having from 4 to 14 carbon atoms, diethers having from 4 to 14 carbon atoms, glycols, alkoxylated glycols, alkoxylated aromatic alcohols, aromatic alcohols, alkoxylated aliphatic alcohols, aliphatic alcohols, C8-C14 alkyl hydrocarbons, C8-C14 cycloalkyl hydrocarbons, C8-C14 alkyl halohydrocarbons, C8-C14 cycloalkyl halohydrocarbons, C6-C16 glycol ethers, and mixtures thereof; and water. The composition has a pH of approximately 9.0 to 11.0 and a viscosity of approximately 50 cps to 600 cps measured at 20°C. 
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