Unilever is seeking solutions to address one of the key issues faced by consumers using detergent powder:
presence of insoluble residues which connote poor value and product quality.
To achieve this, they are looking at alternatives to current insoluble coating/layering aids.
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The coating/layering material should have high resistance to gain moisture from humid environment but should ideally be also be water soluble during use by consumer.
Cost effective, or comparable to current coating/layering technologies
Stable, compatible in detergent formulations
Ideally a formulation solution but open to processing intervention with minimal capital expenditure
Powder with no insolubles, good dissolution profile, good shelf life and no caking issues
What we are not interested in
Ingredients with Safety concerns
Changes to powder sensories (e.g. fragrance, dissolution, foam)
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