Orvus® Liquid

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[Proctor & Gamble] A trademark for an anionic detergent that contains a modified ammonium lauryl sulfate with sodium alkyl sulfate. Orvus® is a light amber colored liquid with a pH of 6.3. It is a biodegradable detergent and is also used as an emulsifier and thickener. Orvus® is used as a textile detergent and shampoo.

Other Properties

Soluble in water.

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