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An essential ingredient

Front cover laundry detergents brochure

Household and I&I 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 a unique property; they can form soluble complexes with metal ions. Experimental research has proven that this functionality enables them to:

  • remove scale

  • soften the water

  • boost the hygienic cleaning action.

The detergents application is split into two cleaning segments: I&I Cleaning and Household Cleaning.

These segments can be split into: mechanical dishwashing, hard surface cleaning, truck cleaning, bottle washing, personal care & cosmetics, laundry detergents, automatic dishwashing etc.

Understanding the unique needs of the Detergents Industry

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, AkzoNobel can help solve your application no matter where you are in the world. Several brochures have been created to offer these tailor-made solutions to you.

Welcome to AkzoNobel in the Detergents Industry