The improvement of cleaning products

Cleaning products have improved gradually over the years, but just when did we start using them in our day to day lives?

The cleaning products that we use in the modern day are not only safe to use are human life, but they’re also safe to use in the natural environment, not causing harmful danger to the area in which they’re used. Chemical research has allowed us to develop the bleaches, detergents and cleaners that are used every day in a range of jobs worldwide.

Use of products in the modern day

There’s a fantastic range of cleaning products to be had on the market today; a number of companies all offer their products, recommending each for its own individual attributes and special formula. Soaps and cleaners are commonly used in kitchens, bathrooms and they’re also used in public companies to ensure that health and safety regulations are met. Without these chemicals available, it’d be more common for humans to catch a range of disease through lack of hygiene.

It’s the advice of millions of medical advisers that you should wash your hands as frequently as possible, all in the aim of preventing flues, colds and other common diseases that can be passed through human contact. If you were to visit a hospital or doctors surgery, it’s not uncommon to see hand soap containers attached to the wall. They’re around for the convenience of healthcare professionals to avoid spreading germs around their establishment.

As with the development of more effective cleaning products, they’ve also reached a point where they’re much safer to use, having less of an impact on the environment than they previously did. Cold water is often used in cleaning process now, as it helps the green movement through avoiding the use of heated water.

Getting your hands on these cleaning products has never been more widely available, as with the invention of the Internet you can shop for these items from the comfort of your sitting room. Cleaning organisations and services offer the sale of these products and delivery is often fast and affordable, saving time for all and boosting business through online purchases.

So, how has cleaning improved through the years?

If you were to look at the history of cleaning, the first cleaning product was something we use every single day: water! Back in an age where chemicals weren’t around, humans would’ve had to rely on using water to clean the areas around them. The first notable improvement on the cleaning industry was seen in the mid 1900’s, where as soap products would begin to make their way to the masses. Over the next fifty years, soaps and detergents would go through a rigorous process of constant development, where they would expand to the likes of dishwasher soap, liquid soaps, concentrated powder, gels, refills and cold water detergents, amongst others.

We use cleaning products for reasons known to us all, yet the development of cleaning items for personal cleanliness and health have been around for a long, long time. The common used of person cleaning items came about in the Middle Ages, where cleaning products made up of variable items would be used to clean ourselves. For example, things like animal or plant fats, ashes and oils were all used in a mixture for the cleaning of human skin.

It wasn’t until the mid 1800’s when soap chemistry would be available to the masses, after it was once considered a luxury item. The chemistry of soap was studied and improved, making it a common item for all to use. Following WWII, detergents had a major popularity increase and became the weapon of choice for housewives everywhere. The importance of soap, both general and hand are blatant to all in the modern day, as the public is often reminded of the dangers being unclean offers.

Living in modern times, it’s arguable that this is the best time period to be in to enjoy the use of safe and healthy cleaning product. Naturally, research continues in the hope of bringing further improvements to the market, potentially finding new uses for cleaning products everywhere.

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Restore metal surfaces and convert rust and prime all in ONE step!

Case Chemicals wants everyone to be able to extend the life of your metal equipment by protecting it from rust and corrosion. What’s more, it’s an eco-friendly alternaive to sandblasting!  Rust occurs when the iron in steel oxidizes and returns to its original state, iron oxide. Through an innovative chemical conversion process, Corroseal Rust Converter converts rust into a stable substance, magnetite. It also primes the surface with a high quality latex metal primer at the same time, thus providing a one-step corrosion control system.

However as Case Chemicals have seen, not all rust converters perform as effectively and efficiently. Corroseal Rust Converting Primer was formulated specifically for use in the marine chemical industry – one of the harshest environments for any coatings, such as bridges, decks, railings, boat trailers, ferries, oar locks and shipping containers to name a few.

The transport and automotive world can benefit from corroseal when restoring vehicles, recreational equipment, utility trailers, ramps, floorboards, and quarter panels.

Hotel and general household can take advantage of garden tools restorations, lawnmovers lease of life, trailers, wrougt iron furniture, railings, decorative screens, pet housing, mailboxes and fences.

General industrial uses include storage and fuels tanks, structural steel, manufacturing equipment, farm equipment, fencing and gates, pipes and much more.

There are considerable differences in formulas and performance between the various rust treatment product, but Case Chemicals use corroseal – proven performance for over 25 years in incredibly harsh environments.

  • Corroseal Converts rust on contact – easy to apply so reduces labour time as no need to remove rust!
  • Primes old paint like a hard clear varnish
  • Can be top-coated with any colour
  • Environmentally Friendly, non-corrosive
  • Non Hazardous formula making delivery, storage, cleanup and disposal more cost effective
  • Non flammable

As an example of our work, see our decorative farmhouse water wheel, rusted and weathered before and after: farmhouse water wheel after being restored with Corroseal Rust Converter.

Before: corroseal treatment
Before: corroseal treatment
After: corroseal treatment
After: corroseal treatment