Dissolvine GL – brand name for GLDA – is a safe and biodegradable chelating agent that can be used as a more sustainable alternative to phosphonates, NTA and EDTA, in a number of applications, such as detergents, personal care & cosmetics, hard surface cleaning, automatic and mechanical dishwashing and oilfield.
It has an exceptional high solubility at high and low pH. The majority of the molecule originates from a natural, renewable source.
Produced from monosodium L-glutamic acid (MSG), which is a biobased naturally occurring amino acid, GLDA is readily biodegradable and offers high solubility over a wide pH range. It does not sensitize human skin, provides enhanced biocidal boosting power and improved biodegradability properties.
Except for its strong chelating capabilities Dissolvine GL has the following characteristics in GL applications.
GLDA is a greener alternative, as it is predominately made from sugar waste material. The environmental impact (according to ISO 14040) of all strong complexing builders was measured and GLDA has the smallest ecological footprint.
GLDA was found to be readily biodegradable in the OECD 301 test, which was confirmed by a third party and has excellent properties with regard to eco and human toxicity.
In cleaning formulations and under harsh washing conditions, GLDA complexes hard water ions very well and also retains its high chelating value at elevated temperatures more than other chelating agents. GLDA shows good stain removing properties with tea, starch, meat and burnt milk stains. Also the biocidal boosting power is better than the current used boosters NTA or EDTA
GLDA is free from genetically modified raw materials and is not irritating to skin or eyes. It is suitable to be used in personal care and cosmetics to chelate calcium and transition metal ions and thus help to enhance the shelf life of creams. GLDA boosts the performance of preservatives stronger than other chelating agents.
We have a strong RD&I organization with the capabilities and expertise to maximize the benefits of our Dissolvine® chelating agents in your application.