Packaging and Textile Engineer at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
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Packaging of Cleaning Products
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Content: Introduction to Packaging,
Ingredients of cleaning product,
Testing Of Packaging,
Rules and regulations (organizations),
General rules for packaging.
1. INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROORKEE
Packaging for Chemical Industry
(Cleaning Products Packaging)
M Tech (1st Year)
➢ Introduction to Packaging
➢ Various Products
➢ Cleaning Products
➢ Ingredients of cleaning product
➢ Material Used
➢ Packaging Forms
➢ Testing Of Packaging
➢ Rules and regulations (organizations)
➢ General rules for packaging
Various Products of Chemical Industry
➢ Cleaning products: chemical industry produces a variety of cleaning products
such as detergents, bleach, disinfectants, and household cleaners.
➢ Paints and coatings: paints and coatings for use in the automotive, construction,
and manufacturing industries.
➢ Plastics: such as bottles, bags, packaging materials, and other consumer products.
➢ Adhesives and sealants: adhesives and sealants for use in construction,
automotive, and other industries.
➢ Agricultural chemicals
➢ Personal care products
➢ Pharmaceutical products
Market of Cleaning products
The global household cleaning products market size was USD 235.76 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow to
334.16 million USD in 2029.
➢ Cleaning products are designed to remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants from surfaces such
as floors, countertops, and bathrooms.
➢ Different cleaning products are formulated for specific types of surfaces or cleaning tasks. For
▪ bathroom cleaners - kill bacteria and remove soap scum
▪ laundry detergent – remove stains
▪ carpet cleaner - lift and remove dirt
▪ Overall, cleaning products help to maintain a cleanliness and hygienic environment, reduce the risk
of illness and infection
Ingredient’s of cleaning product
These ingredients vary depending on the requirements.
Surfactants Solvents Abrasives Bleach
Ammonia Citric Acid
➢ Glass cleaners: These are formulated to clean glass surfaces, such as windows and mirrors, without
leaving streaks or smudges.
➢ Disinfectants: These are designed to kill bacteria and viruses on surfaces, making them important
for maintaining good hygiene and preventing the spread of illness.
➢ Carpet cleaners: These are formulated to clean and freshen carpets and upholstery, removing dirt,
stains, and odors.
➢ Bathroom cleaners: These are formulated to clean and sanitize bathrooms, including toilets, sinks,
➢ Floor cleaners: These are designed to clean and maintain various types of flooring, including
hardwood, tile, and carpet.
➢ Drain cleaners: These are formulated to remove blockages and buildup from drains, preventing
clogs and backups.
➢ All-purpose cleaners: These are versatile cleaning products that can be used on a variety of
surfaces, including counters, floors, and appliances.
Plastics are the most commonly used material:
• Easy Availability
• Barriers Properties…..
Plastics Metals Glass Paper
➢ Plastic: Cleaning products are often packaged in plastic containers such as bottles, jugs, or tubes. It
can also be in a flexible form; common types of plastic used include high-density polyethylene
(HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
➢ Glass: Some cleaning products may also be packaged in glass containers, such as spray bottles or
jars. Glass is recyclable, but it can be heavier and more fragile than plastic.
➢ Aluminum: Some cleaning products, such as aerosol sprays, may be packaged in aluminum cans.
Aluminum is lightweight and recyclable, but it can be more expensive than plastic.
➢ Cardboard: Dry cleaning products, such as powders or tablets, may be packaged in cardboard
boxes. Cardboard is biodegradable and recyclable, but it may not be as durable as plastic or
➢ Biodegradable materials: Some cleaning products may be packaged in biodegradable or
compostable materials, such as plant-based plastics or paper. These materials are more
environmentally friendly than traditional plastics, but they may be more expensive and less
Testing Of packaging
➢ Tensile Strength & Elongation - UTM
➢ Impact Resistance - Charpy, Izod, falling dart
➢ Puncture resistance - Puncture resistance tester or UTM
➢ Thickness Control - Thickness gauge
➢ Tear strength - Elmendorf tear strength tester
➢ Moisture Barrier- MVTR
➢ Oxygen Barrier- OTR
➢ Transparency/clarity - Spectrophotometer
For testing, standards are given by ASTM
Rules and regulations
Packaging of cleaning products is regulated by various government agencies:
➢ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
➢ Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
➢ Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
➢ Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
General rules for packaging
The following are some general rules and regulations that apply to the packaging of cleaning products:
➢ Child-resistant packaging: Cleaning products can be toxic, flammable, or corrosive and must be
packaged in child-resistant packaging to prevent accidental ingestion or exposure.
➢ Labeling: Cleaning products must be labelled with appropriate warnings, instructions for use, and
information about any hazards associated with the product.
➢ Material safety data sheets (MSDS): Manufacturers of cleaning products must provide MSDS
that outline the product's potential hazards, first aid measures, and safe handling and storage
➢ Hazardous materials shipping regulations: Cleaning products that contain hazardous materials
must comply with shipping regulations set by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
➢ Environmental regulations: Packaging materials used for cleaning products must comply with
environmental regulations, including restrictions on the use of certain materials and requirements
for recyclability and waste reduction.