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hard soap

a soap made with olive oil, or some other suitable oil or fat, and sodium hydroxide; used as a detergent, and in the form of a suppository or soapsuds enema for constipation; used also as an excipient in pills.
Synonym(s): Castile soap

hard soap

a detergent soap made with olive oil and sodium hydroxide.

hard soap

(hahrd sōp)
One made with olive oil, or some other suitable oil or fat, and sodium hydroxide; used as a detergent, and in the form of a suppository or soapsuds enema for constipation; used also as an excipient in pills.
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The company was formed in the 1970's by the merger of several hard soap manufacturers.
Country of destination Volume Value (tons) (US$'000) Hard soap in bars or tablet 18,190 8,403 - Papua New Guinea 3,434 1,240 - Malaysia 2,479 2,201 - Singapore 2,308 854 - Mongolia 1,908 737 - Fiji 1,049 350 Other products and preparations 36,497 34,122 of organic surface active - Nigeria 5,580 4,873 - Mandagaskar 2,791 2,114 - Japan 2,201 1,681 - Philippines 2,043 1,470 Soap in other form 1,802 1,477 - Malaysia 377 287 Sulphated or sulphonate oils or 15,173 14,420 - Malaysia 4,664 4,074 - Philippines 2,382 2,129 - Vietnam 2,229 2,178 - Singapore 1,293 1,032
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