Today, we shall be discussing how to produce one of the most common house hold substance used in washing cloths – BLEACH/JIK/HYPO.
A bleach is a chemical that can remove or lighten color, usually via oxidation. Bleach makes it possible for laundry detergents to be more effective against stains. In other word; a bleach is a chemical compound derived from natural sources used to whiten fabrics. It’s also known for removing tough stains on cloths!!!
HOW DOES BLEACH REMOVES STAIN?
A stain is essentially a chemical compound, and the addition of bleach breaks down the molecules into smaller elements so that it separates from the fabric. Detergent and the agitation of the washing machine speed up the cleaning process.
TYPES OF BLEACHES
There are basically two types of household bleaches. Which are Chlorine bleach and Peroxide bleach.
Peroxide bleach was introduced in the 1950s. Though it helps to remove stains, especially in higher wash temperatures, it will not bleach most colored materials and does not weaken fabrics, as does sodium hypochlorite bleach. Peroxide bleach does not disinfect and is commonly added to laundry detergents which are advertised as color-safe. It also has a longer shelf life than the Chlorine bleach.
Chlorine bleach is cheap to manufacture and effective in both warm and hot wash temperatures. However, it has strong chemical properties which can weaken textile fibers.
MAIN USES OF BLEACHES
- Bleaches are used as household chemicals to whiten clothes and remove stains
- Bleaches are also used as disinfectants primarily in the bathroom and kitchen.
- They are also used in many industrial process, notably in the bleaching of wood pulp, etc
PRODUCTION OF BLEACH
Production of bleach involves the combination of some Chemicals in the right proportion which requires no special skill.
However, it is good to know that the method here does not require any special equipment either. Rather, it uses basic materials that can be found easily around us.
You do not need a shop or a factory to start this production. It is something you can even doing your room. The good things about this skill is that it is used in every houses which make the market very large for any serious minded person to operate.
CHEMICALS (MATERIALS) MEASUREMENTS
- Chlorine …………………1 kg
- Caustic Soda……………1/8 kg
- Soda Ash———————1/8 kg
- Water————————16 litres
STEPS INVOLVED IN PRODUCING BLEACH/HYPO/JIK
- Get a big bowl (bucket) pour the 16litres water into it the bucket.
- Pour your chlorine inside the water and stir.
- Pour your soda ash and stir.
- Pour the caustic soda and stir also
- Now cover the bowl (bucket) for 24 hours.
- After that, you will notice some settlement which is now chaff
- Separate the liquid content and throw away the particles (chaff)
The liquid content is your bleach so you can now package it four use.
Please, if you notice the bleach is to harsh, kindly add some quantity of water to reduce the harshness its harshness.
PACKAGING YOUR PRODUCT FOR THE MARKET
Most people think their products need to look like the popular product in the market in order to pull certain part of the popular product market share. As much as this may be true; the success is just temporary. Honestly, if you really want to be successful as a brand you must be able to differentiate your product from the popular product in the market. The truth being told; your product does not have to look like every other product in the market to make sales or to break through the market barriers.
Here are some tips to consider when parking your product:
- The bottle should be moderate if not small; it should never be BIG. This is to make it affordable!
- Use white in your graphics design/label. This is to signify cleanliness!
- Get a pack that is very unique and uncommon for that product. This will help your buyers to differentiate your products from other. The truth is that most people buy some products because it is different from what it’s in the market already.