New needs in detergency
The detergents of the XXI century must not only be efficient but also safe for those using them and environmentally friendly. That’s why some ingredients that were used in the past in the manufacturing of detergents have been disappearing from the formulations.
The household detergent market bets now on formulations safe for the consumer’s health, that are biodegradable and with no impact on ecosystems. The manufacturing processes are also important, opting for energy efficiency and achieving a reduction of the environmental footprint.
Nevertheless, the substitution of some conventional ingredients by biodegradable and safer ones can compromise the detergent efficiency. Often, when adding “green” ingredients, it must be done at higher doses and other ingredients must be included to enhance the detergent effectiveness.
Noverite™ LD 920 NB
The Noverite™ LD 920 NB Polymer meets the demands for safer ingredients as well as efficient in laundry detergents, and complies with the requirements of the new needs arising from the consumers. It is a unique multifunctional acrylic copolymer designed for laundry detergents, in powder, tablets or liquid, and also for products developed to remove scale from hard water in washing machines.
Noverite™ LD 920 NB is presented in liquid form and is biodegradable. It stands out for performing the following functions during the washing processes:
- Chelates calcium and magnesium ions
- Disperses soiling.
- Inhibits growth of carbonate crystals
- Modifies the morphology of calcium carbonate crystals
Apart from enhancing the performance of the detergent, Noverite LD 920 NB can improve the efficiency in manufacturing laundry powdered detergents, which can result in significant reductions in water and energy consumption. This polymer allows to:
- Improve plant efficiency by reducing caking
- Lower slurry viscosity
- Reduce water and energy usage during processing
As with the equivalents for dish washing, the Noverite LD 920 NB is biodegradable and is included as Safer Choice Ingredient in EPA Safer Choice Program, a program that helps American manufacturers and consumers identify and select products with safer chemical ingredients, without sacrificing quality or performance.
About Lubrizol Personal and Home Care
Lubrizol Advanced Materials develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of specialty chemical products for skin care, hair care, personal hygiene, surface and fabric care. Lubrizol innovative ingredients and additives modify physical properties, enhance functional performance and deliver aesthetic benefits to be able to reclaim key properties in the current markets.
Quimidroga is the exclusive distributor of Lubrizol Home Care for Spain and Portugal.