Dissolvine® M-40 combines excellent ecological properties with high-performing chelating abilities. The active component MGDA is a fast-working, strong building chelating agent with a low environmental impact and proven track record in industrial and institutional cleaners.

In cleaning applications, Dissolvine  M-40 will outperform widely used builders like phosphates, citrates, gluconates and zeolites due to its stronger bonds with hard water ions.

MGDA is a fast-working, strong builder with excellent ecological properties, being readily biodegradable and not labelled as dangerous. This makes MGDA an ideal replacement for ingredients under regulatory pressure, such as phosphates (which are banned in various regions due to water eutrophication), in automatic dishwashing (ADW) and in laundry. MGDA is a drop-in Replacement for NTA in industrial and institutional cleaners.

Dissolvine M-40 is fully REACH registered. The excellent low toxicity and low eco-toxicological profile allow for non-dangerous labelling. MGDA-Na3 is listed on EPA’s Safer Chemical Ingredients List in the United States.



Dissolvine M-40 is a strong chelate for hard water and transition metal ions. Using MGDA as an ingredient in cleaning formulations improves the descaling and cleaning capabilities. This includes whiteness and color care benefits in laundry and stain removal abilities in automatic dish washing (ADW). Since MGDA is also a strong chelating agent for heavy metal ions, such as Fe and Cu, it enhances product stability and prevents negative effects of transition metals.

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