US Patent No. 9,872,826 B2; Colgate-Palmolive Company
has patented a method of manufacturing a fluid gel. The method entails adding metal cations to a gellant dispersion having a pH of no greater than 3, while retaining the pH of said dispersion at no greater than 3; and adding a pH modifying agent to the gellant dispersion to increase the pH of the gellant dispersion to greater than 3. The two steps are carried out at a temperature of less than 35°C.