[Purex Industrial] A registered trademark for a series of cleaning pad products. The original Billo steel wool cleaning pad was developed in 1913 by the Brillo Manufacturing Company. Brillo steel wood pads are composed of a fine grade steel wool pad embedded with a pinkish soap and baking powder. They were originally used to clean and polish aluminum cookware and utensils. Other Brillo products included All-Purpose cleaning pads made from polyurethane foam and Scrub n Toss pads composed of a dual layers of white(rayon/polypropylene) and blue (polyester).
Synonyms and Related Terms
steel wool; Brillo Scrub n Toss Cleaning Pads; Brillo All-purpose Cleaning Pads
Soap is soluble in water.
Hazards and Safety
Steel will rust and degrade. May contain trace levels of toxic or carcinogenic materials.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Product Information Comment: Product packaging
- Random House, Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998