Patent Number: 6,169,067

Title: Dryer-activated fabric conditioning compositions with improved stability containing sugar derivatives

Abstract: Dryer-activated fabric softening compositions and articles having improved stability, for use in an automatic clothes dryer consisting essentially of: (A) from about 30% to about 75% of a diester quaternary ammonium (DEQA) compound having the formula: wherein R is a long chain, saturated and/or unsaturated, C.sub.8 -C.sub.30 hydrocarbyl, or substituted hydrocarbyl substituent and mixtures thereof, and the counterion, X.sup.-, can be any softener-compatible anion; and, (B) nonionic softener at a level of from about 15% to about 50%, where the nonionic softener is fatty acid partial ester of sorbitan; and wherein the ratio of component (A) to component (B) is from about 3:1 to about 1:1.

Inventors: Childs; Stephen Lee (Cincinnati, OH), Delgado; Rodolfo (Cincinnati, OH), Hultsch; Rolf Knights (Columbus, OH)

Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company

International Classification: C11D 1/835 (20060101); C11D 1/66 (20060101); C11D 1/62 (20060101); C11D 17/04 (20060101); C11D 1/38 (20060101); C11D 001/83 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018