Unilever Thai Trading Limited have regained the world record title for longest line of washed plates.

A total of 40,800 washed plates were lined up along the Third Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge in Nakhon Phanom Province, Thailand last Wednesday for the attempt which was organised to promote the firm’s Sunlight washing-up liquid.

Measuring 10.8 km (6.7 miles) in length, the single line of washed plates snaked into eight rows. In keeping with the record rules, each plate was made of china and measured 26.5 cm in diameter, with no gaps in the final line.

The week before had seen all the plates used to serve the traditional Thai dish of Tom Yom Kung with steamed rice to local school children as a free lunchtime meal.

The actual washing was carried out in Bangkok at Wat Dork Mai School, an effort which took a team of 120 Unilever staff seven hours and 55 minutes.


The successful attempt marks the second time Unilever Thai Trading Limited have held the record, having originally set the benchmark in 2010 with a line of 10,488 plates on Pattaya Beach in Thailand.

Last week’s attempt beat a record set by dish washing liquid detergent brand JOY last year, when a total of 26,213 washed plates lined the running tracks of Bukit Jalil in Maylasia, measuring 6.84 km (4.25 mi).