You must be wondering what soap noodles are? So here we go
Soap noodles are the salt of fatty acids from vegetable oil and animal origin.
Soap Noodles are made from vegetable oils, such as refined, bleached, and deodorized(RBD) Palm Oil and RBD Palm Kernel Oil, coconut oil, and other oil products.
Soap noodles are the basic ingredients for making soap. Soap Manufacturers add various fragrances, coloring and other components into soap noodles to produce a soap bar.
Types of Soap Noodles
- Translucent Laundry Soap Noodles
- Laundry Soap Noodles
- White Soap Noodles
How is Soap Noodles Made?
Laundry Soap noodles are manufactured using cheaper palm oil and some soap noodles already contain fillers like kaolin and sodium silicate that are added to laundry soap to make harder soap noodles. Laundry soap noodles are used to make laundry soap bars that can be used for washing clothes and other purposes.
To make soap noodles we have to process the raw materials, animal fats, and the oils.
With the help of any oil like palm oil, soybean oil, coconut oil, olive oil, etc we can make the soap noodles in the following two ways which are Hot process and the Cold process.
Hot Process – For the Hot process method you need ingredients like oil and fatty acids.
We also need a boiler to mix all the ingredients in it until the melting point.
We have to mix oil and fatty acids and boil them completely to make saponification. Saponification is the procedure in which the soap ingredients mix along with chemical compositions. After this is done, you will get glycerin as an after-effect of saponification.
After the saponification step is done we need to convert the mixture into small soup noodles by using the soup noodles mold.
Cold Process – In the cold procedure method, we need to heat the oil and the ingredients up to the liquid point, the oil must not be in solid form. Once the melting point is achieved and the oils are liquid then it must be ready for the saponification process.
In the saponification procedure, we mix the oil with alkali or fatty acids.
These soap noodles sustain glycerin and they do not need chemical substances for future conservation.
After the saponification process after less than 30 minutes, the soap is ready to pour in soap plastic mold. After a couple of days, the soap can be extracted from the mold and can be used.
Companies add various other components to soap noodles such as colorings and fragrances to create their own customized soap.
Soap Noodles Specifications
As there are three types of soap noodles, the specifications are different for each.
The Laundry Soap Noodles
Product code LSN901070
The oil blend in it is PFAD is 90, PKFAD is 10
The parameters like Total Oils Matter 70% min, Moisture 22%,
Free Alkali 0.2% Maximum, Free Acid 1.0% Maximum, Chloride Content 0.8% Maximum,
Preservatives are present and the color is yellowish/reddish brown
Translucent Laundry Soap Noodles
Product Code TSN901068
The oil blend in it is Ind Crude Palm Oil 90, PKFAD 10
The parameters like Total Oils Matter 68% min, Moisture 25%, Alcohol Insoluble Matter 7% Max, Free Alkali 0.2 Max, Free Acid 1.0 Max, Chloride Content 0.8 Max,
Preservatives are present and the color is reddish-brown.
White Soap Noodles
Product Code SW802078
The oil blend in it is RBD Palm Oil/Palm Stearin 80, RBD Palm Kernel Oil 20
The parameters like Total Fatty Matter 78-81%, Moisture 11% – 14%
Free Alkali 0.05% Max, Free Acid 1.5% Max, Chloride Content 0.6% Max, Glycerine 1% Max, Preservatives are present and the color is White.
Price for Soap Noodles
The price of soap noodles depends on qualities such as pigments, Fatty ingredients. The world palm oil price greatly influences the final price of any soap noodles that uses palm products as its base.
The price ranges from US $0.77-$0.85 / Kilogram and US $ 250 to $900/Ton The price differs from suppliers to suppliers.
Top Suppliers for Soap Noodles in China are:
- Tradeasia International Nanjing Co. Ltd (ChemtradeAsia)