Paperstone offers a range of cleaning products to keep your working environment spick and span, both aesthetically and hygienically. We provide soaps, detergents, bleaches and polishes for any surface that we grubby humans might come into contact with. All of our cleaning products are suitable for the household as well.
You may also want to check out our computer cleaning Products to keep your keyboard, screen and other desktop items free from dust and grime.
Never mix household chemicals together. You may end up producing something nasty like chlorine gas.
Always wear protective Gloves when handling household chemicals.
Soaps and Detergents
Surfactants – or surface acting agents – are wetting agents that facilitate spreading between liquids. In cleaning they allow oils and water to mix, letting you remove the offending grime. Soaps are the surfactants we are most familiar with. Soap works because its molecules attach both to oils and grease and to water. Soapy water holds these particles in suspension which can then be washed away by clean water.
Detergents are materials with cleaning properties. They may contain surfactants but they often contain other components as well: abrasives, oxidants, enzymes and pH modifiers to name a few.
Different cleaning situations require different cleaning products. (For instance, dishwasher powder contains anti-foaming agents since foaming reduces the effectiveness of the dish-washing action.) That's why we supply a full complement of soaps and other cleaners.
Cleaning products in popular culture
Fairy have been using the slogan, “Now hands that do dishes can feel as soft as your face, with mild green Fairy Liquid,” since 1961.
The term soap opera originates from serialised radio dramas that were sponsored by the likes of Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and Lever Brothers. These early serials were aired in weekday daytime slots and so had a predominantly female – indeed housewife – audience.
Because they are not pH-neutral, household soaps and detergents are not generally used at foam parties.