Dissolvine® aminopolycarboxylate-based chelating agents (examples of classic ones are EDTA and DTPA) are used extensively to control metal ions in water-based systems for countless applications. They are highly effective in the
control of water hardness ions and find wide application in cleaning surfaces, descaling boilers, processing textiles and preventing scale formation. For control of metal ion reactivity, they are an important tool for reducing the detrimental effect of metal catalysts in peroxide cleaners and in pulp bleaching for paper manufacturing, improving personal care formulations, stabilising food products and for pharmaceutical formulations. Finally, they are also used extensively to enhance the chemical and physical properties of metal ions ranging from metal plating, providing essential elements to growing plants and supplying iron for H2S gas scrubbing.
Usage Rate - 1.5-2.0% should give good performance (0.5-1.0% active content), although there is no harm in adding more as it would improve the foam in hard water areas significantly.
Addition - with the fragrance and preservative after the oil/water phases have been mixed and cooled.
Compatibility - no known incompatibility, and works well across all pHs.