Fortech® Merit™ Low Suds Laundry Detergent -50 lb. Pail

Item # FT 80050

Merit™ has been our "workhorse" laundry detergent for many years. Twice as active as most laundry detergents, it attacks dirt & grease & washes it away. Dissolves completely & rinses easily. Safe for use on all fabrics. Gentle on color-fast fabrics. This well balanced formulation contains a select blend of moderately alkaline builders, including phosphates for unequaled particulate soil suspension for no graying.

50 lb. Pail, ea
Alternate #FT80050
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  • Specially formulated with water softening agents for use in hard water conditions.
  • Contains optical brighteners for brighter whites
  • Incorporates CMC as an anti-redeposition compound
  • Nonionic and Anionic surfactants team up for excellent soil & stain removal

Directions For Use

  • Sort laundry. For best results, charge washing machine with the detergent and water before adding wash.
  • Household type laundry machine: Everyday soil - 1/2 cup per regular load
  • Industrial type laundry machine: Light soil: 8 oz per 100 lbs in 140 degree F water; Medium soil: 12 oz per 100 lbs in 160 degree F water; Heavy soil: 2 lb per 100 lbs in 160 degree F water.
  • Follow with a clear water rinse.
  • Be sure to close bucket lid each time after use

Technical Data

  • Form: White granular powder
  • Fragrance: Lemon
  • pH 1% Solution: 10.5 - 11.5
  • Foam: Low
  • Chlorine: None
  • Biodegradable: Yes
  • USDA: B1
  • Brighteners: Two
  • Solvents: None
  • Phosphate: 1.3% P
  • Alkalinity: 22.7% Na20
  • HMIS Rating: Flammability 0, health 1, reactivity 0, personal protection B