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Ideal Manufacturing Ltd

Ideal is an independent, family-run, British laundry, hygiene and cleaning chemical manufacturer. We’re specialists in high performance professional laundry products. We make everything in our factory on the outskirts of a village in Northamptonshire.

The company was founded by Dr Mike Kalli in 1980. His revolutionary principle to formulate the first fully built powder detergent to boost plant efficiency using new concepts in detergent chemistry soon established the company as a pioneer in British laundry chemical manufacture. We think that the best way to solve problems is to witness them firsthand, to create products that really perform.

Our experience in professional laundry and textile care allows us to formulate, manufacture and supply bespoke laundry and textile care products to some of the industry’s most successful supply companies for sale under private label. We can help you to establish a product range to take to market, or we can develop tailor-made laundry formulations to resolve specific issues. In addition, Ideal can supply processing guides, suggest methods of application, and provide detailed product information and up-to-date regulatory paperwork. Ideal can even help with the creation of private label branding. We can produce liquid or powder formulations that can be packaged in a range of containers and pack sizes.

We are now seeking new partners, in Europe and beyond, who are looking for an expert, flexible and highly experienced British manufacturer with a history of innovation in developing professional laundry, textile care, cleaning or hygiene chemicals.


  • ISO 9001
  • Sedex
  • ISO 14001