The dishwashing products industry is made up of those corporations responsible for the manufacture, marketing, distribution, and retailing of a variety of products used for the purposes of cleansing and scouring dishware. In dishwashing products foam, viscosity, and grease cutting are important characteristics. Usually dishwashing products can be found in liquid, gel, or powder composition. Dishwashing products are typically creations of a blending of surfactants, often accompanied by increasing amounts of foam or lather when in use to hand-wash wares such as cutlery, glasses, cooking utensils, cookware, plates, and/or bowls.
In certain instances, dishwashing products have also been utilized to help clean up affected birds and other animals after mass oil spills. The chemicals found in dishwashing products were discovered to efficiently and effectively help remove the oil from the animals in a non-harmful process.
The usage of dishwashing products can be found in both personal consumer and commercial sectors. Each sector has significant competition between corporations vying to gain stable hold in the industry. In the commercial sector, demand is dependent upon economic growth. In the personal consumer sector, demand is reliant upon the growth of populations, especially as it pertains to households that include children. Individual businesses prioritize the efficiency of their operations and their effective marketing strategies to generate profit. Smaller companies focus on providing specialized products and offering excellent customer service to specific locales. Large corporations have advantages in the market due to their economies of scale.