Liguria - Genova (GE)
The soap Gianasso.
A company that respects the tradition.
A little 'as with all things in common use, the soap remains a regular feature of the day, on which almost never ask ourselves questions like: how do you get? What is the origin?
Substantial are two methods to get soap, one for liquidation, "the Cotta" more commonly known as Marseille and the method of mixing. The mixing soaps, both cold and hot, are the poorer quality and less valuable since they remain unclean. The real Toiletries Soaps, the Puri, are obtained according to the process commonly called Marseilles. It consists in 'boiling steam in large boilers of a mixture of fatty substances (oils) to which is added, in small doses, a caustic soda solution (hence the name of Sodium Soap) responsible for the saponification of fats. After about 4 hours the mass thus obtained becomes soft and ready for the addition of sodium chloride (salt) that has the task to separate the material "Soap" from excess soda and from all the impurities that are deposited on the bottom of the boiler, including salt.
The procedure is antique and craft as well as further processing, that our Company has maintained unchanged, as did the selection of raw materials: vegetable and biodegradable.
THE MIXING OF INGREDIENTS
In fact, in addition to a rolling process, adapted to facilitate the processing, the crude soap in the form of chips through the enrichment phase through the addition of valuable substances such as oils, essences, extracts and perfume by means of a mixing machine, useful to mix all the ingredients that characterize the finished product.
After this operation, which can be defined as the most important, the soap is subjected to wire drawing, accomplished through a special machine called precisely extruder, necessary, in addition to a further refining, to compress the soap, making it compact and mouldable so as to undergo one of the intermediate processing stages: manual cutting into individual pats of the measure and desired weight.
The blocks thus obtained are "stamped" by means of a printing machine foot embossing, on the still hot soap, the desired image thanks to molds bronze ancient charm, often the work of engravers artisans.
The seasoning is done spontaneously, leaving the product in its now defined shape on wooden stretchers for a period ranging from 24 to 72 hours. Thus you reach the best product: pure, neutral and low water content, very different from the common industrial productions.
Maybe not as charming, but why not less traditional, is the production of Liquid Soaps. In this regard it is necessary to point out that not all that is called "Liquid Soap" can really be defined as such. In fact the only method for obtaining liquid soap from vegetable fats and oils (coconut oil) is that of the "cooked" with the only difference being the use of potash as an alternative to soda which element useful to the transformation of oils into soap (saponification) . The diversity than that generally available on the market is substantial because the common detergents liquids are obtained with bases that had to necessarily undergo the processes of synthesis. The products thus obtained are definitely pleasing to the eye but decidedly less natural and especially devoid of its characteristic of soap: the complete biodegradability.
Via Borzoli 93 f
16153 Genova (GE)
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Via Borzoli 93 f, 16153 Genova (GE) - Italia
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