Copley – The Tergotometer: an efficient solution for testing laundry detergents in the laboratory


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Effective laboratory detergent testing, based on modern equipment and strategies generates data to support cost-efficient product development and manufacturing.

Here we review requirements for detergent testing, along with the factors that influence results, highlighting the value and application of the Tergotometer.


To support formulation, for QC and for comparative performance testing, detergent manufacturers require relevant, reproducible, cost-efficient tests that can be applied easily in the laboratory. For laundry products this need extends to textile manufacturers, since the maintenance of colour and integrity in the face of successive washes is intrinsically associated with higher quality fabrics. Ultimately, the performance and impact of detergents can be ass ... ...