Soap Manufacturing Technology 2nd Edition Editors: Luis Spitz

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Imprint: Academic Press and AOCS Press
Published Date: 17th October 2016
Page Count: 308
Description :
Soap Manufacturing Technology, Second Edition, is the most authoritative and up-to-date book on soap technology available today. Editor and contributing author Luis Spitz leads a world-renowned team in providing comprehensive information on all components of soap manufacturing including formulation, performance evaluation, cleansing systems, and more. This new edition includes two new chapters, Integrated Saponification and Drying Systems and Laundry Bars, and the others are completely revised and updated.

Key Features

  • Includes new chapters and figures, tables, and text updated from the first edition
  • Serves as a technical reference book ideal for both experienced and beginning soap producers and suppliers
  • Provides an overview of the AOCS methods used for the evaluation of soap and soap products
  • Includes two new chapters on Integrated Saponification and Drying Systems and Laundry Bars


Soap producers, soap supplier, home and personal care research and development, cosmetic chemists

Table of Contents


    • Preface
    • 1: Implications of Soap Structure for Formulation and User Properties
        • Basic Chemistry
        • Glycerides
        • The Importanceof the Oleate:Laurate Eutectic Mixture
        • Soap Structure–Performance Models
        • Soap/Water Interactions
        • Mush and Cracking
        • The Source of Structure Weakness
        • Consequences of Structural Weakness
        • The Implications of Structure and Mush for Cracking
        • Effects of Formulation on Cracking
      • Appendix


    • 2: Soap Structure and Phase Behavior
        • Introduction
        • Soap Molecular Structure
        • Soap Phase Structure
      • Conclusion


    • 3: Formulation of Traditional Soap Cleansing Systems
        • Introduction
        • Properties of Soap Bases
        • Colorants
        • Fragrances
      • Additives


    • 4: Chemistry, Formulation, and Performance of Syndet and Combo Bars
        • Soap pH
        • Chemistry of Synthetic Surfactants
        • Formulation of Cleansing Bars
        • Processing
        • Surfactants
        • Formulations
        • Plasticizers and Binders
        • Cast (Poured) Transparent/Translucent Syndet/Combo Cleansing Bars
        • Performance- and Appearance-Improving Additives
        • Mildness Improvers/Skin Conditioners/Moisturizers
        • Design of the Dove Beauty Bar—A Development Showcase
        • Mildness Concept
        • Mildness Evaluation Methods
        • Market Development
      • Future Trends
    • 5: Transparent and Translucent Soaps
        • Introduction
        • Soap Structure and Transparency Development
        • Typical Soap Phases, Their Properties, and Methods for Characterization
        • Translucency Development during Neat Soap Drying and Finishing
      • Cast-Melt Process and Transparency Development
  • 6: Semi-Boiled and Integrated Saponification and Drying Systems\
      • Introduction
    • Traditional and Cu



No. of pages:   308
Language:  English
Copyright:© Academic Press and AOCS Press 2017
Published:17th October 2016
Imprint :  Academic Press and AOCS Press

About the Editor

Luis Spitz

Luis Spitz has been a world-renowned expert in the soap industry for over 50 years. With a degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University, he became an expert on soap processing while working at The Dial Corporation in Chicago. He has represented (the) Italian Manufacturers of Soap Processing Plants and Packaging Machinery and is currently an independent consultant in the soap industry. From 1977–2015, Luis chaired and presented at numerous global conferences on soaps and detergents, including the first AOCS World Conference on Soaps and Detergents (1977) and several SODEOPEC conferences (2002, 2006, 2008, 2015). He has edited and contributed to 7 soap-related titles, including Soap Technology for the 1990’s, Soaps and Detergents – A Theoretical and Practical Review (1996), SODEOPEC (2004), the first and second editions of The Evolution of Clean – A Visual Journey through the History of Soaps and Detergents and the first edition of Soap Manufacturing Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

L. Spitz Inc., Highland Park, IL, USA

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