Contents, #Sp.1 (263) Special issue 2023





Higher Fatty Acids of Lauric Oils
Merkulov D.A., PhD in Chemistry, Deputy Director of the Sales Department for Technical Marketing and Sales Support of Norchem LLC

Lauric oils are called coconut and palm kernel oils, as well as babassu oil. These vegetable triglycerides are characterized by a unique fatty acid composition, the feature of which is a high content of lauric (45-48%) acid. Natural fatty acids are of the utmost interest due to their renewability, biodegradability, biocompatibility, and low cost. The fatty acids of lauric fats are produced in large quantities and provide the basic nutritional needs of humans and animals, as well as supply the chemical industry with renewable raw materials to produce soaps, detergents, personal care products, lubricants, paints, and biodiesel.

Disinfectants and detergents for household and food industry
Matveichuk Yu.V., PhD of Chemistry, Head of Laboratory of LLC NORDKHIM (Minsk, Republic of Belarus)

The article presents the results on the development of detergents and disinfectants focused on food industry, as well as for use in everyday life. Disinfectants based on various active substances (isopropyl alcohol, polyhexamethylenebiguanidine hydrochloride, quaternary ammonium salts, hydrogen peroxide, organic peracids, sodium hypochlorite) are briefly characterized in terms of the range of working concentrations, exposure and the list of test cultures on which the agent was tested. Means based on synergetic mixtures of various active substances are described. More attention is focused on «green» disinfectants based on hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid or perlactic acid. A list of both disinfectants and detergents that are used in everyday life is highlighted.


Hygiene Characterization of Polypropylene Nonwoven Composites Produced on Loading Bio synthesized Silver Nanoparticles Using Aloe Extract

Environment-friendly silver nano (AgNPs) colloidal were successfully synthesized using silver nitrate (AgNO3) and Aloe vera extract. The engineered PP/AgNPs/Aloe gel sanitary composite has demonstrated its efficacy on both fronts; quality and economy.

Understanding the Difficulties in Preserving Wet Wipes: The Mismatch between Preservative and Nonwoven Systems

In this study, we analyzed the causes of the challenge in preserving wet wipes. We found that fabrics containing natural fibers are the main source of contamination, promoting the generation of biofilms on their surfaces. Moreover, the hydrophilic–lipophilic balance (HLB) was utilized to rationalize the physicochemical interactions between the fabric and the preservatives.


First-ever WHO Program on Hand Hygiene in Health Care to Improve the Quality and Safety of Medical Care

On 5 May — World Hand Hygiene Day – the World Health Organization (WHO) released its first-ever research agenda on hand hygiene in health care. The WHO research for hand hygiene in health care 2023–2030: summary provides guidance on the highest priorities for research to gather further evidence on best approaches to improve hand hygiene practices during health care delivery, as well as to accelerate innovative solutions.

Плесень на производстве: правильная идентификация и системы контроля для обеспечения безопасности выпускаемой продукции
Mold in Production: Correct Identification and Control Systems to Ensure the Safety of Manufactured Products

Correct and accurate identification of fungi and the presence of control systems for their presence at the enterprise allows you to ensure the safety of products.


Reportlinker: The Sanitary Paper Product Global Market Report l announces the release of the report Sanitary Paper Product Global Market 2023. The global sanitary paper product market will grow from $55.89 billion in 2022 to $59.36 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2%. The sanitary paper product market is expected to grow to $73.56 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 5.5%.


The Situation on the Russian Market of Paper Personal Care Products and Household Use

The article presents the situation on the Russian market of paper personal care products and household use. The main trends are noted: aromatization, the use of cellulose from recycled raw materials (waste paper) and bamboo stalks.

Paper and Hygiene Products: Sustainability and Premium are in Trend

Industry professionals noted that one of the hottest items continues to be napkins and toilet paper, the demand for which has been unprecedented in recent years. Also, in focus, two more global trends – sustainable development and premium. They are not new and have already been reflected in products, manufactured in different countries.


Floor Hygiene and Care
Merkulov D.A., PhD in Chemistry, Deputy Director of the Sales Department for Technical Marketing and Sales Support of Norchem LLC

Premises design uses a wide variety of floor coverings: laminate, parquet, linoleum, ceramic tiles, plastics, natural and artificial stones, as well as carpets and roll carpets. There is a group of special products: daily floor cleaners, floor protectors, removers of old protective coatings (strippers) and special treatment products, to keep floors clean and prolong their wearlife. Let’s try to take a closer look at the composition, properties, and methods of application of each of the products, intended for cleaning and caring for floors.


Domestic Diaper Brands: What Attracts Clients

Due to the leaving of foreign companies from the Russian market or the rise in price of their products, many have turned their attention to domestic brands that used to remain in the shadow of international market leaders with a long history. What kind of baby diapers do domestic manufacturers offer Russians today?


Raw materials for cosmetics, perfumery and household chemicals

Equipment for packaging manufacturing

Equipment for cosmetics, perfumery and household chemicals manufacturing

Packaging for perfumery and cosmetics

Manufacturing services. Contract manufacturing