Ecover Develops Patented Application of Eco-Surfactants in New & Improved Ecological Cleaning Products

Jan 06, 2010, 08:00 ET from Ecover

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- From the world's best-known brand of ecological cleaning products for the entire home comes new Ecover Eco-Surfactants. Created using a special bioreactor requiring no chemical processing whatsoever, Ecover now delivers even more effective and even more ecological cleaning power with the application of new Improved Formula Ecover All Purpose Cleaner available at retail nationwide Spring 2010. Improved Formula 16oz. Glass & Surface Cleaner becomes available at retail Summer 2010, and NEW 16oz. Power Cleaner and 32oz. Refill and 32oz. Glass and Surface Refill will be available at retail Fall 2010.


"Smarter science is the cornerstone of our success," says Kipling Wagner for Ecover's US Marketing Division. "We're continuously working to pioneer the most innovative and sustainable ingredients and manufacturing processes. Everything we do takes into the consideration the full life cycle of our products from development in our ecological factories to use in the homes of our consumers and beyond."

So what is an eco-surfactant? It all started with yeast. In the 1960's scientists discovered a unique type of yeast in a bumblebee's nest that makes a type of surfactant (surfactants are wetting agents that lower the surface tension of a liquid, essentially making water "wet") from a combination of glucose (sugar) and oil. Thanks to this yeast, a natural connection is made between the soluble sugar and the non-soluble oil. The result is an eco-surfactant.

No other cleaning product can now claim to use the truly ecological surfactants that Ecover does. Ecover holds the patent on the use of eco-surfactants in cleaning products making them even more ecological and more effective in the world today.

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Ecover Improved Formula All Purpose Cleaner available in 32oz. bottles will retail for an SRP of $5.75 beginning in April 2010; Improved Formula Glass & Surface Cleaner (16oz.) will retail for an SRP of $4.75 starting Summer 2010; and pricing and availability for new Ecover Power Cleaner (16oz.) is TBA. Locate retailers of Ecover products by visiting


For THIRTY years, Ecover has been devoted to developing and producing effective and ecological washing and cleaning products made from plant and mineral based ingredients. Ecover's aim is to provide effective sustainable alternatives for washing and cleaning that can be used daily by people all around the world.

Ecover's ecological principles extend far beyond the products they create. Ecover's vision of sustainability takes ecological, economic and social aspects into account from the origins of the raw materials, to the complete biodegradation of the final products. Strict criteria are employed along the way as guidelines for all business operations. The products themselves are manufactured in Ecover's unique, world-famous ecological factory.

Ecover is a company that operates with sustainability at its very core. Ecover is constantly innovating and pushing boundaries to create new and more effective products that have minimum negative impact on the environment.