Behind AJAX's name

How did AJAX get its name?

Background Summary

AJAX was the son of Telamon who was king of Salamis. AJAX was a hero in the Trojan War. He was known for being the one who "cleaned up" in the battle. At the end of the Trojan War AJAX deserved the Achilles armour but Odysseus got it and AJAX unfortunately killed himself.

Household Company

AJAX is a household cleaning product that was established in 1962 by the Colgate-Palmolive Company. It is available as a dish detergent and comes in a powder with bleach. It claims to be one of the toughest household cleaning products.


AJAX is a mighty warrior who "cleaned up" in battle and he didn't need the Gods help. He did everything on his own. Implying that the AJAX cleanser is capable of cleaning the house without the help of other household cleaning products. Its strong enough to clean the entire house without the help of another product.

BY: Shally Basuta