BTC Europe’s broad range of BASF speciality chemicals helps the detergents and cleaners Industry actively to optimise the properties of their products constantly. In a spirit of partnership we support you with professional advice in all technological and ecological questions as you develop innovative products. For laundry detergents, for example, this means greater washing power in spite of biodegradability and the protection of dyes and fibres. Cleaning agents should be strong in dealing with dirt, but gentle on the environment and on surfaces.
We offer you the know-how for finishing and protecting materials, keeping water cycles clean and for obtaining valuable drinking water from sea water. Together with you, we can develop individualised solutions so you are always one step ahead of the growing demands.
The Detergent and cleaners industry includes the following applications:
Household laundry detergents, Industrial laundry detergents, Cleaning agents for hard surfaces, Industrial and commercial cleaning agents, Products providing care and protection Soaps, Laundry, Dishwasing and Hard Surface Cleaning.
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On the surface, there’s no obvious difference. Clean is clean. But there are compelling reasons to develop – and choose – cleaning products that are fair on the environment and go easy on resources and cleaned items. The biggest reason is our own future. We already consume more resources than our planet can regenerate. BASF’s mission is to help redress this balance. With BASF, you can get your dishes to sparkle using minimal water, and keep surfaces super-clean and hygienic with minimal impact on the environment. And with range of eco-certifications for BASF products, your cleaning operations measure up to some of the toughest environmental standards in the world.
Nearly three-quarters of households in Western Europe trust an automatic dishwasher to do the job. But even in a state-of-the-art dishwasher, sparkling dishes never happen by chance. The detergent makes all the difference.
Alternatives for AFFF
The identification of one class of fluorinated surfactants in groundwater impacted by fire-fighting activity has created an awareness of the potential environmental issues resulting from the use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) agents. Aqueous film forming foams are used to extinguish hydrocarbon-fuel fires and their repeated usage has led to AFFF-contaminated groundwater. Formulations of AFFF agents include fluorinated surfactants, which are an important class of specialty chemicals that have physio-chemical properties that differentiate them from hydrocarbon surfactants. Little is known about the occurrence, transport, biodegradation, and toxicity of fluorinated surfactants in the environment. The fact that fluorinated surfactants, as well as other AFFF components, co-occur with priority pollutants (e.g., jet fuel components and chlorinated solvents) complicates studies on their fate and effect in the environment. Fluorine surfactants have been banned for the usage of firefighting by the European Union. BTC Europe wanted to offer its customers an alternative solution.
Over a period of several months a small team of BTC Europe Experts with specific industry knowledge and networks developed an solution for fire fighting foams which is free of fluorinated surfactants.