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05 January 2021

Top Laundry Detergent Manufacturers in South Africa


Laundry detergent comes in bottles of all shapes and sizes, and knowing which manufactures you can trust will make the search for your next purchase an all-the-more easy process. If you need detergent for home use, or if your business depends on having the right cleaning products, then it can be tricky to know where to look. The South African market is fairly competitive relative to the rest of the world, and many new products are constantly popping up, especially in a bid for more “green friendly”. Knowing a bit more about how laundry detergent is made, and where to find the most sustainable options, can go a long way to helping to improve your sustainability footprint. 


How is Laundry Detergent Made?

The process of making laundry detergent used to be a fairly complex one, especially when it was first invented. Today, they are chemically produced by running electricity through salt water, which produces sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide. These two are the most popular alkalies in many soaps and detergents on the market. A laundry detergent is unique for its molecular structure. At opposite ends, the molecule has one side that is attracted to water, while the other is attracted to dirt and grease. Collectively, they help to pull dirt and grease away from fabric, in a team effort. Detergent is also useful because it is designed to dissolve, no matter the circumstances (hot or cold water), whereas a powder may struggle to dissolve in the latter.


Mega Magic

Mega Magic is a top detergent supplier in South Africa, and across the African continent. Their products are biodegradable and environmentally friendly, catering specifically to the Johannesburg and Pretoria areas in Gauteng. If it’s high quality laundry detergent you’re after, look no further. Other products they stock include floor care, bleaches, degreasers, aerosols and kitchen detergents. With a great product range designed to cater to home and business setups, Mega Magic is a popular provider to both. 


Greenworx is best known for manufacturing Odorite, a laundry detergent that is effective for all-round stain removal, including a whitening effect. The list of stains this product can remove is endless, ticking all the boxes for home and office use. Non-toxic and environmentally friendly, this product has somewhat of a “homemade” feel, given its ability to break down protease, lipase, amylase and cellulase. Distributing to 13 regions in conjunction with key partners, the company seems to be growing from strength-to-strength each year.



G.Fox manufactures an array of laundry detergents, most notably the Teepol Liquid Detergent and the Heavy Duty Detergent, which are both evident as part of their online catalogue. If you’ve never encountered G.Fox before, give yourself enough time to work through their product choices, as they usually contain a multitude of options and great prices. They aren’t known as a “one-stop shop” for cleaning chemicals for nothing. G.Fox boasts a delivery fleet of over 40 vehicles, and has a general warehouse rule around carrying enough stock to fill even the biggest of orders. All things considered, it’s easy to see why they’re considered one of the top cleaning product manufacturers in the country. 

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