Home Care and I&I Cleaning
BASF’s Home Care and I & I chemicals division is a leading global supplier for detergents, and cleaners. Together with our customers, we create innovative solutions to meet the current and future needs of society more sustainably in the home care and industrial and institutional cleaning industries as well as in agrochemical and technical applications. We contribute to the long-term success of our customers’ brands with a broad range of products and concepts via our global network of production and development sites. The portfolio includes surfactants, polymers, chelating agents, biocides, optical effect products, stabilizers, as well as methane sulfonic acid, and is constantly developed further.
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Gentle on skin, Kind to the environment, Powerful against stains
Looking for a brilliant laundry solution? Our one-fits-all solution is sure to brighten up the day for your customers! By combining our new cellulase LAVERGY® C Bright 100 L with BASF’s best home care and I&I ingredients, we’ve made greying garments a thing of the past. Whether white or coloured clothes, cotton or synthetic fabrics – after multiple washes, textiles will still look like new. And the environment benefits too; LAVERGY® C Bright 100 L meets the criteria for a variety of ecolabels including European Flower and Blue Angel.
The BASF one-fits-all solution makes laundry a pleasure!
Dishwashing is the most common household chore. (It’s also said to be the one that causes most arguments at home.) So, it’s no wonder that nearly a lot of households trust an automatic dishwasher to do the job. Even in a state-of-the-art dishwasher, sparkling dishes never happen by chance. The detergent makes all the difference. To make your brand the dishwasher detergent of choice for customers, work with BASF for your unique formulation. BASF ingredients are designed to get rid of tough soils, deliver sparkling tableware and glassware to delight customers – and keep the peace at home.
Every surface perfect: Hard surface cleaning
One of three people worldwide do at least some cleaning at home every single day*. Over a lifetime, this amounts to several months. Therefore, it is not surprising that consumers are looking for convenient and performant products to clean their home effectively.
Using BASF ingredients for hard surface cleaners, you can offer your consumers powerful cleaning solutions. Being safe to people and the environment, BASF solutions work efficiently on a variety of surfaces, as plastics or metal and disinfect smartly, delivering a reliable and long-lasting hygiene.
The optimisation of laundry
Laundry on a commercial scale is a very different proposition to a home wash. Washer extractors and tunnel washers in hospitals, hotels, care homes and industrial laundries are expected to not just turn out perfect workwear, bed and table linen, even when it arrives heavily soiled, but also to handle modern textile blends with ease. Rental textile services expect their clean laundry to be returned with minimal wear and tear to extend its lifetime. Commercial operations are also subject to strict rules on permitted residues, and have to comply with quality standards, such as RAL 992 for textile hygiene.
The pressure is on to do more with less: more laundry with less water (commercial machines now use half the water they used around ten years ago), cleaner results at lower temperatures, greater convenience in less time, and lowest re-wash rates. If you want your brand of laundry detergent to be the one commercial providers turn to, work with BASF. We can provide the ingredients to ensure your formulation more than measures up.
Food Service and Kitchen Hygiene
If you can’t stand the heat
There’s no downtime in a commercial kitchen. It’s a full-on place to work, and kitchen professionals don’t have the time to investigate every detail of their dishwashing and cleaning products. But they will notice if the results fall short of excellent. With BASF products for food service and kitchen hygiene, you can offer your customers the peace of mind that their dishes and plasticware will come out perfectly clean – and dry – every time, and that every surface in the facility will remain spotless and hygienic.
Food and beverage processing
Fresh food. Fresh factory.
Food and beverage producers are subject to a complex array of safety and hygiene regulations and recommendations to ensure assembly lines, contact surfaces, floors and walls are free of contamination. Industry inspections are rigorous, and failure to meet food hygiene standards leads to public censure, or even closure of the facility.
Cleaning in food factories is often predominantly automated, which means a major investment in the equipment to do the job. Once the machine goes into action, service providers and cleaning crews have to have total trust in their detergent to clean the plant and equipment on the factory floor, and stay within the narrow time slots allocated for cleaning in facilities operating 24/7.
BASF’s experience with solutions for food and beverage processing mean we know what matters – and can provide the ingredients to make food factory cleaning both effective and efficient.
Institutional cleaning and sanitationClinically clean
Think of cleaning in institutions and you are likely to think wide open spaces – mile after mile of hospital corridors, the floorspace in a shopping centre, or vast entrance halls, all with glass and glossy tiling. Since much of the cleaning in these facilities is automated, cleaning providers and crews rely on their detergent to perform reliably at all times – and, for example, leave floors not just spotless and clean but also safely dry.
Yet all these facilities – hospitals in particular – have another big ask. Detergents not only have to remove dirt, debris, grease and spillages, but they must also leave surfaces hygienically clean, ideally delivering long-lasting antimicrobial protection.
Cleaning contractors are stringent in choosing detergents that can deliver the desired performance. BASF can help you make your brands the ones to rely on.
Vehicle and transportation care
Putting sparkle on the roads
Vehicle cleaning is big business – and that’s not just the millions of trucks and vans in circulation on the roads. There are millions of cars out there as well – and professional carwashes are more popular than ever. Cleaning operations are expected to reliably remove dirt accumulated over hundreds of kilometres. With BASF solutions for cleaning agents used in jet washing, rollover gantry and mobile brush washing, your brand can deliver on the simple yet effective promise that vehicles will emerge perfectly clean and undamaged from the washing process.
Keeping the industry clean
Cleaning factories, warehouses and productions is a full-on job. Heavy and often very unique soiling problems are the reason why this is a very fragmented and specialised business. With many facilities operating 24/7, time windows for cleaning are tight as downtime is lost money. The job has to be done instantly and reliably, often using automated machinery that relies on the detergent to get things clean at the first pass.
If you want your customers to trust in your brand to get their industrial cleaning right the first time, talk with BASF. It’s the way to deliver spotless results and also operate efficiently and profitably.
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Home Care and Industrial and Institutional Cleaning • SUSTAINABILITY
Taking sustainability to the next level
Eco-aware consumers choose eco-sustainable products for washing and cleaning – and expect them to do the job perfectly. With BASF solutions, customers are satisfied on both counts.
The BASF biomass balance approach enables us to use renewable materials along the entire value chain. Biomass balanced products are identical in terms of formulation and quality, but save on fossil resources and harmful emissions. Thus, 100% of the resources needed for production can be of renewable sources. EU Ecolabel-compliant and certified by the European REDcert2 for the chemical industry, Trilon® M Max EcoBalanced removes scale and soiling perfectly.
The combination of conventional and bio-based ingredients makes Trilon® M Max BioBased the perfect choice when it comes to delivering effective, sustainable dishwashing performance. Measurable biomass from sugar-based Alanine paves the way for a naturally cleaner world.
With the new Trilon® M Max EcoBalanced and Trilon® M Max BioBased, the latest bio-balanced generations of the Trilon® M chelating agent – established on the market as the high-performance phosphate and phosphonate alternative for dishwashing detergents – our customers can combine sparkling dishwashing performance with eco-sustainable principles.