Patents Examined by Paul M. Lieberman
  • Patent number: 5668099
    Abstract: A process for continuously preparing low density detergent agglomerates is provided. The process comprises the steps of: (a) spray drying an aqueous mixture of sodium sulfate, sodium carbonate and a minor amount of a surfactant so as to form spray dried granules containing an inorganic double salt having the formula Na.sub.2 SO.sub.4 .multidot.Na.sub.2 CO.sub.3 and a minor amount of the surfactant; (b) agglomerating the spray dried granules with a detergent surfactant paste or precursor thereof and adjunct detergent material initially in a high speed mixer and subsequently in a moderate speed mixer to obtain detergent agglomerates, wherein the adjunct detergent material includes an adjunct sodium carbonate material; and (c) drying or cooling the detergent agglomerates so as to form the detergent composition having a density of below about 500 g/l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Edgar Chapman, Steven Barrett Rogers, Paul Amaat France, Wayne Edward Beimesch