Soap, Liquid


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Soap, Liquid

 

(1) Liquid toilet soap is a transparent aqueous-alcohol solution of fatty potash soap, containing up to 20 percent fatty acids, 15–20 percent ethyl alcohol, and up to 1 percent fragrance. Liquid toilet soap is mainly used for washing the head and hands.

(2) Industrial liquid soap is a liquid or paste product of the saponification of split fatty vegetable oils; it contains 40–60 percent fatty acids. Wastes from the rendering of fat, as well as naphthenic acids, rosin, and tall oil, are also raw materials for its production. Industrial liquid soap is used for washing industrial fabrics, textile products, and wool.

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