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Cindy Conner, Ph.D.
Sr. Market Manager
Ram Lalgudi, Ph.D.
Sr. Research Scientist
Smart Laundry Capsules:
Encapsulation by Design
Battelle applies science and technology to real-world
problems for our commercial and government customers
We accelerate the pace of innovation from the lab to the marketplace for
clients, allowing Battelle to give back to our communities
We serve a broad range of industries through a
multi-disciplinary approach to product development
National Security
Analytical
Chemistry
Industrial Products
Program
Management
Chemical
Engineering
Environmental
Engineering
Mechanical
Engineering
Modeling
Material
Science
Medical Devices
Consumer Products
Energy & Environment
Battelle Encapsulation Technology Platform
Polymerization
Disperse/Solubilize
monomer(s) in
suitable medium
Smart
Capsules
Emulsion, Suspension or
Dispersion Polymerization
Capsules are designed based on application: active ingredient and trigger mechanism
Battelle Smart Laundry Capsule™
• Encapsulation of bleach
activator for more effective
bleach product in cold water
washing
• Release of activator
triggered in-wash by pH
change
• Capsule “shell” is
biodegradable polymer
Encapsulated Bleach Activator
The consumer benefits from the
Smart Laundry Capsule
Better Cleaning
Energy Savings
Biodegradable
Battelle process achieves complete encapsulation
of active ingredient
P0BDW351_Q67_013.spe: Battelle: polymer coated powder
2011 Sep 6 Al mono 46.5 W 200.0 µ45.0° 187.85 eV
EAG (MN)
4.1330e+004 max
19.68 min
Su1s/Area1: 52849-73-15/1 (SG5)
Encapsulated TAED
4
4.5
4
P0BDW351_Q67_013.spe
x 10
-C1s
Encapsulated TAED via non-aqueous method
52849-73-15
52849-74-26
-O1s
EURECO
MG
Neat
3.5
3
-N1s
-O KLL
-B1s
1.5
1
-O2s
2
-O KLL
c/s
2.5
0.5
0
1100
1000
900
800
700
600
500
400
Binding Energy (eV)
300
200
100
0
• Particle surface morphology is rough and granular; distinctly different than neat
TAED
• Absence of nitrogen on the surface demonstrates complete encapsulation
Capsule is highly stable in 6.5 wt %
hydrogen peroxide solution
Non-Aqueous Polymerization Approach
Weight Retention with Time in 6.5 % Peroxide Solution
7 Different % Crosslinker Loadings (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,& 20)
100
Percent Weight Retention
90
80
70
60
50
40
20 %
5%
4%
3%
2%
1%
0%
30
20
10
0
0
1
2
3
4
Time (days)
5
6
7
8
Battelle encapsulation technology has many
possibilities . . .
Cleaning Products
Industrial Processing
Energy
Agriculture
Diverse encapsulation
technology meets many needs
• Battelle’s smart encapsulation
technology is designed to meet
a diversity of applications
• Smart Laundry Capsules
enable better cold-water
cleaning with environmentallyfriendly materials
Learn more about us
• Visit us at our Booth #18
• Or on the web at
www.Battelle.org/smart-laundry
800.201.2011 | [email protected] | www.battelle.org

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