detergent builder

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Noun1.detergent builder - a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
sodium pyrophosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate - a sodium salt of pyrophosphoric acid used as a builder in soaps and detergents
sodium tripolyphosphate - a sodium salt of triphosphoric acid used as a builder in soaps and detergents
tribasic sodium phosphate, trisodium orthophosphate, trisodium phosphate - the tertiary phosphate of sodium used as a builder in soaps and detergents
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One of them is Rivertop Renewables, the Missoula, MT-based supplier of glucaric acid, which has applications as a detergent builder.
In detergent polymers, the removal of phosphates as the primary detergent builder has created opportunities for other builders, particularly zeolites and acrylic acid polymers.
Rivertop is also developing a detergent builder to replace phosphates found in many of today's household cleaners.