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Here at STPP Group, we hold accurate information and broad knowledge in high regard. This page is devoted to our regular and prospective customers, as well as anyone interested to learn more about our specific industry sector. Through this blog, we connect and share our experience and expertise.

In four dedicated categories: STPP Insiders, Successful Stories, Common Problems, and Tips & Tricks, you will find all kinds of information, from the latest industry news to various guides.

Whether you are looking for a solution to a specific problem, or a motivation to start a business of your own – search no more. We got you covered!

Common problems

Hard Water Laundry Problems

If your garment, towels, and sheets do not appear properly washed, feel stiff, and you often notice weird residue in the fabrics – the chances are high that you live in a hard-water area. Hard water laundry can even provoke the breakage of regularly treated fibers. The culprit for all these issues is the excessive mineral content in water. It can be fought by additives, special detergent formulations, or water-softening systems.

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Tips and tricks

How to Select the Best Laundry Detergents and Use Them the Right Way

It probably happened to you – a shiny, attractive, convincing advertising claimed that the product does miracles in all conditions, at all temperatures, on any item. You enthusiastically bought it, only to find the results…underwhelming. The logic is simple: if there were something like a miraculous product, there would be no need for other products, right? And yet, the market gets fuller with new “best laundry detergents” day by day. So what can you do to ensure getting the maximum out of your regular household investments?

The answer is simple: learn what it is that you actually need in a product and how to apply it correctly. 

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High foaming SUPPOW detergent
Common problems

High Foaming: The Necessary Feature of Laundry Foam Detergents?

We have all seen it. Foam appears whenever some form of soap is used, when we wash hands, put shampoo on hair, wash dishes, or do the laundry. It’s that bubbly thing, right? But what makes the laundry foam detergent bubbly, and does that have any meaning at all, besides looking like fun? As it happens – it does.

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Detergent Pods and How to Use Them
Tips and tricks

Detergent Pods and How to Use Them

Although the plastic many-in-one detergent pods, as we know them, seem like a supermodern product—the concept actually originates a half-century back. The first laundry pods, or better said tabs, were first founded in the 1960s. It was a compact tab comprising detergent powder in the granular form, invented by the Procter & Gamble science team. A decade later, the tablets vanished from the market, making space for the new products.

It wasn’t until the middle 1990s, that not one but two detergent manufacturers decided to relaunch a convenient single-dose packaging. Unilever and Henkel both introduced a similar product – detergent pods, followed by a variety of colorful, soluble sachets. At the beginning of the millennium, also arrived powder dishwasher tabs, firstly sold in Europe.

And now they are here to stay.

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Common problems

Powder VS Liquid Laundry Detergent – And the Winner Is…

What is the reason to create different products if they contain the same ingredients and do the same job? The issue of powder VS liquid laundry detergent seems redundant at first glance. However, while they might appear the same – variations in functionality, efficiency, and quality can make a world of difference in the end.

First, there was water, and later came ash, followed by a variety of soap innovations. Then someone invented powder detergent and shook the laundry washing scene. Liquid detergents appeared decades later. It is kind of natural to presume that newer is absolutely better.

But is it?

Let’s see what’s in the backstage of the powder vs. liquid laundry detergent battle. We’ll examine the target focus, similarities and differences, along with the pros and cons of each.

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Tips and tricks

Powder Detergent: Ingredients and Manufacturing Process Explained

From ancient times, people were manufacturing some kind of soaps. Even today, the difference between soap and detergent powder is strict – but not huge.

Traditional methods commonly included boiling fats and ashes. Modern production, although greatly improved, relies on the same essential properties.

While the powder detergent is dry and enhanced with a range of technologically advanced additives – it’s still technically based on fatty acids and lye.

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Detergent powder sample by STTP Group
Common problems

15 Commonly Asked Questions About Powder Detergent Formulas

STPP Group is an experienced manufacturer of powder detergents, and our experts face diverse questions from our clients and end consumers. We believe in transparency and shared knowledge, and you will always find us happy to provide the answers.

Here you will find a collection of the most frequently asked questions about powder detergents, coming from those who genuinely depend on the correct answers: our customers.

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Liquid detergent production by STPP Group - from laboratory to consumer
Tips and tricks

What is Liquid Detergent Made Of? (and 15 Reasons Why it Matters)

It has been a long road since the first soap bars appeared, and even longer since doing laundry indicated hard physical labor.

Animal fat-based detergents have been known since the 18th century, while synthetic detergents hit the market about 70 years ago. From that day forward, fresh innovations keep making our lives easier.

With the addition of enzymes, the idea of “stubborn stains” started to gradually disappear, but smudges of grease and hard water still caused a lot of headaches. And then came the liquid washing detergent.

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STPP Group presentation at Canton fair 2021
STPP insiders

STPP Group in the 129th China Import and Export Fair

The 129th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) and also its 3rd online virtual session concluded today. Thanks to the cutting-edge digital platform, exhibitors and buyers were able to ‘meet’ at a distance through millions of smart devices from all over the world. The Covid-19 pandemic has set lots of barriers to the entire human community. Still, thanks to modern technology, we can still remain closely bonded together.

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Buying directly from detergent manufacturers
Common problems

Buying Directly From Manufacturers: Yes or No?

Traditional relations between manufacturers, wholesalers, and customers have been changing for quite a while.

Wholesalers used to be the ultimate link in the chain, the key connection between manufacturers and customers. The cases when producers have been selling goods directly to clients were an exception rather than a rule.

Instead, wholesalers served as brokers who purchased products in bulk to resell, which led to final customers buying them at higher rates.

Is it time for such a situation to change?

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