The Stainless Steel Soap !

Our soaps are obtained by treating vegetable or animal oils and fats, mixed with alkaline solution. There exist another type of soap that has different characteristics from others : the stainless steel soap.


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This soap is simply a piece of stainless steel and has the surprising ability to neutralize or reduce strong odors from hands, such as from handling garlic, onion, durian or fish. It’s really simple, you just need to rub your hands with it. But how can that be ?


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Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of satisfying scientific data that explains the ability of stainless steel to reduce odor. Anne Marie Helmenstine, a chemistry expert tested it herself and wrote a possible explanation about it in this website. The stainless steel soap helps diminishing the scent but only if it’s from onions, garlic or fish. This can probably be explained by the ability of stainless steel to attract and bind the sulfur from onion, garlic or fish. These compounds are responsible for burning  your eyes while cutting onions and also for their characteristic scent. If the sulfur compounds bind to the steel, then the odor is removed from your finger.

Are you interested to try this soap ? For that we can supply you with the best material of stainless steel ! As an industry-recognized specialists, Shanghai Metal Corporation manufacture and supply various sizes of stainless steel, according to your requirement. Please contact us if you need further information, our English speaking staff will be more than glad to help you. Follow us on social media to discover more products.

    

Sources :chemistry.about.comwikipedia

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Ayu P.//SMC editor

Innovative Uses of Soap

In Fight Club, soap was seen as symbol of purification and cleanliness, of a culture lacking the hypocrisy and fraudulence of contemporary culture. It was then sold for $20, representing a too highly refined culture – a culture where all traces of natural humanity are suppressed, effaced, washed off.fightclub

Ironically, this soap is now sold commercially. Inspired by Chuck Palahniuk’s novel and sporting the logo of the film adaptation, this caffeinated, color-matched pink soap is completely usable, which slightly defeats the point.

Friends also gave a shout out to soap, and inspired a new soap product:

JOEY: Hey, why can’t we use the same toothbrush, but we can use the same soap?

CHANDLER: Because soap is soap. It’s self-cleaning.

JOEY: Alright, well next time you take a shower, think about the last thing I wash and the first thing you wash.

Soap innovators have finally found a way to avoid such follies as you can see here. Except according to studies, your face actually has more germs on it than your butt.

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Other soap innovations seek to cure the cooking smells sticking to your hands. One good way to remove the unpleasant odors left by certain food such as onions, garlic and raw fish is to use the stainless steel soap. Stainless steel soap is a bar of ordinary steel formed into the shape of a standard soap bar, clad in a thin layer of chrome. The sulfur left on the cook’s hands after handling onions or garlic could form a chemical bond with the chromium oxide on the stainless steel soap bar and cling to the bar’s surface, not the cook’s skin.

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Shanghai Metal manufactures the stainless steel soap shown here. To find out more, please visit our websiteLinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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Stainless Steel Soap

One good way to remove the unpleasant odors left by certain food such as onions, garlic and raw fish is to use the stainless steel soap. Stainless steel soap is   bar of ordinary steel formed into the shape of a standard soap bar, clad in a thin layer of chromium, also known as chrome.

soap2Some people believe the chromium layer is the main reason why this soap can remove the nasty odors quickly. Not rusting in the normal sense of the world, chromium a form an oxide when it remains in contact with both air and water. Some think this oxide layer is responsible for the purported odor-removing properties of the stainless steel bar.

Another theory suggests that the stainless steel does not do anything to neutralize the odors chemically­­. It is the physical act of scrubbing one’s hands against stainless steel mechanically that removes the oils and grease responsible for the odors. The act of using the soap under running water helps to break up the surface tension on the skin.

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It is also possible that the chemical composition of the stainless steel, especially the chromium and chromium oxide, does interact with the sulfur compounds found in many odor-causing foods. The sulfur left on the cook’s hands after handling onions or garlic could form a chemical bond with the chromium oxide on the stainless steel soap bar and cling to the bar’s surface, not the cook’s skin.

soap1Now there is very little scientific evidence to support any of these claims, some experts suggest there is no real benefit to using a stainless steel soap bar.  Ordinary soaps can remove many offensive chemical compounds if used immediately after food preparation, and latex gloves can be worn when working with odor-causing foods. Some cooks believe the stainless steel soap bar works better  than traditional soap for more stubborn odors, but it is difficult to evaluate  such claims without performing stringent “sniff tests” in a  controlled laboratory environment.

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers wide array of stainless steel products in varying sizes, shapes for a number of applications. SMC is a manufacturer with reputation for superior quality and advanced technology, assigning professional experts at every stage of production and continuous support. We have been doing business with countries worldwide. To find out more, please visit our website here. Also, please make sure to follow our conversation in our LinkedIn Group, Facebook, and Twitter. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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Sources: Wikipedia, wise GEEK, about.com

Camilla G.//SMC Editor