AkzoNobel's Chelates business launches new ingredient


Speciality chemical firm AkzoNobel's Chelates business has introduced a new product called Dissolvine M-40, which is a cheating agent with a readily biodegradable active ingredient (called MGDA) and more sustainable than current alternatives.

This new product will be suitable for detergent industry to meet strict rules for the removal of phosphate builders in their formulations.

AkzoNobel Chelates business project manager Sergio Vieira said: “MGDA offers excellent ecological and cleaning properties to the detergent industry.

"Dissolvine M-40 is a high-performance and essential ingredient that delivers key environmental benefit."

“It is fast-working and is an ideal replacement for ingredients under regulatory pressure, such as phosphates.”

He further added that Dissolvine M-40 also has has been shown to outperform other widely used builders, such as citrates.

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals executive committee member Werner Fuhrmann said: “Dissolvine M-40 is a high-performance and essential ingredient that delivers key environmental benefits.

“Launching the product represents a clear portfolio optimisation and strengthens the company’s position as one of the leaders in the chelates industry.

“Establishing this unique position is of strategic importance to our Specialty Chemicals business and underlines our commitment to AkzoNobel’s Planet Possible approach to making a positive and lasting impact on a more sustainable planet.”

With the introduction of the new product, AkzoNobel now holds a wide range of readily biodegradable chelating agents for the detergent industry.

The company claims that its GLDA based product is well suited in liquid detergents.