Fabric & Home Care, Industrial & Institutional
More than 50 years ago, Dequest® pioneered the development of phosphonate-based threshold scale inhibitors and chelants which have played a crucial role in the replacement of phosphates as builder systems in household detergent formulations. More recently, thanks to a team of experts from the Advanced Water Solutions (AWS) division of Italmatch, the product range has been strengthened by a unique set of special solutions designed for the cleaning industry – including polymers and carboxymethyl inulin derivatives.
The high purity of the AWS materials results in maximum performance.
When you choose AWS products you also get the support of a team of experts to help you with the formulation and processing of our products, to find a tailor-made solution for your application. We are experts in helping our customers make the correct choice of a builder/co-builder system, which can potentially have a huge impact on the cleaning performance of detergents for both stain removal and secondary benefits such as whiteness maintenance and fibre incrustation.
Home & Fabric Care
AWS products can easily be formulated into liquid, powder, granulated or tablet types of detergents. They can be incorporated by spray-drying, spray-mixing, dry blending or straight mixing of liquids. Their solubility in water is high and they show excellent compatibility with other detergent ingredients.
Thanks to our Dequest® special chelants the products offer superior efficiency in bleaching and surfactant systems for your powder and liquid detergent to improve stain removal and scale formation on the dishes, machines and clothes.
With our dispersing agents you get improved whiteness maintenance and reduced redeposition; this range includes Dequest® and Belsperse® polymers and a range of Dequest® biodegradable materials derived from a natural source (chicory root).
The Dequest® stabilizer range delivers protection from heavy metals contaminations and corrosion prevention for the hydrogen Peroxide and hypochlorite bleach in your formulations.
Industrial & Institutional
AWS brings you a unique set of ingredients designed for Industrial and Institutional products, stable at very high pH and effective in very harsh conditions. They are the ingredients of choice for improved performance, scale inhibition and dispersion
One of our key areas of expertise is Aminocarboxylates (EDTA, NTA, GLDA, MGDA) replacement to avoid bad labelling and improve cleaning performance, at the same time bringing cost savings by using our Dequest® special chelants.
The AWS Dequest® stabilizer range delivers protection from heavy metals contaminations and corrosion prevention for the hypochlorite bleach, hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid in your formulations.
With our dispersing agents you get reduced redeposition and scale formation; this range includes Dequest® and Belsperse® polymers and a range of biodegradable materials derived from a natural source (chicory root).
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