Dissolvine® chelating agents are powerful builders. They enhance the cleaning power of cleaners and detergents in both household and institutional cleaning. Research show they can remove scale, soften the water and boost the hygienic cleaning action.

Household and institutional cleaning formulations can perform their magic due to a combination of components which each have their own function. Naturally, surfactants are responsible for a substantial part of the action, but they cannot do the job on their own. An essential ingredient is the chelating agent or builder. Chelating agents have an unique property; they can form soluble complexes with metal ions. Experimental research has proven that this functionality enables them to remove dirt and scale, soften the water and boost the hygienic cleaning action.

The cleaning application is split into two cleaning segments:

  1. Household cleaning:
    - Automatic dishwashing
    - Hand dishwashing
    - Laundry detergents
    - Hard surface cleaning

  2. Institutional cleaning
    - Mechanical dishwashing
    - Cleaning in place
    - Transport cleaning
    - Hard surface cleaning
    - Laundry detergents
    - Biocidal detergents
    - Metal cleaning

Cleaning with Care

The detergent industry needs to contend with a changing market. Formulators and manufacturers are facing the challenge to develop sustainable innovations to demonstrate that detergent ingredients present no risk to people or the environment.
Dissolvine® GL and Dissolvine® M are efficient and safe chelates. They combine excellent performance with a superior ecological profile. These readily biodegradable chelating agents offers a viable alternative to more traditional products.

AkzoNobel is proud to be one of the world's leading industrial companies and encourages cooperation and leadership within the Specialty Chemicals Unit. By combining expertise, process technology and application know-how, we can help solve your application no matter where you are in the world. AkzoNobel can also offer a tailor-made solution to every application and function in the Detergent Industry.

Related products

Product groups Characteristics Main applications
Dissolvine® Fine-tuned, classical chelating agents guaranteeing high performance.
Dissolvine® GL Eco-Premium Chelate A high performing chelate with a superior ecoprofile.
Dissolvine® M Biodegradable Chelate Cleaning with a smaller eco-footprint.

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