Coming Soon: Test Results to know the best dishwash bar or utensil bar

Consumer VOICE is testing popular brands of dishwash bar (Utensil bar): Clean Mate, Xpert, Vim, Nip, Pril, Odopic, Pitambari, Reliance Scrubz, Exo and Patanjali as per the standards defined by Bureau of Indian standards – IS: 6047: 2009. Please provide your email id if you wish to know the results as soon as they are published. Please watch out for top performer brands as well as value for money.

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What is Household Detergent Bar?

A detergent is a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants with cleaning properties in dilute solutions.  Detergent bars are commonly available as cake or concentrated solutions. 

What are the grades of Detergent Bar?

 Indian standard has defined 4 grades (1, 2 3 and 4) as per specified requirements of IS:8180. Detergent Bar shall be of four grades depending on their active detergent content.

How to know which brand is best for cleaning of clothes?

Indian standard IS: 8180 has prescribed percentage detergency as a performance test that establishes how well detergents can remove the dirt from the standard soiled fabrics.

What are the important requirements of Indian standard for detergent powder?

In general detergent powder shall be free from any unpleasant odour and shall posses good lathering and cleaning properties. Detergent shall confirm to the requirements of relevant Indian IS:8180. The synthetic detergent bar shall be lowest on phosphates, filler materials and also be non injurious to skin and fabrics.

What are the brands available in the market?

Popular brands are Surf Excel, Rin, Henko, Tide, Mr. White, Active Wheel, Fena, Ghari and Nirma etc.

Whether the environment requirements are followed?

Indian standard IS: 8180 is under revision where requirement of phosphate and STPP has been changed with reduced values.

What is the test methodology used for testing?

Test parameters for comparative testing are adopted from relevant Indian standard IS :8180 specification for household detergent bar. Testing has been carried out in a NABL accredited laboratory.

What are the Laboratory Test Findings?
Detailed test findings on various parameters including percentage detergency and ash built up will be available in soon. Please drop us your email id here if you wish to know the results as soon as they are published. Please watch out for top performer brands as well as value for money.