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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For the auto dish market, the company unveiled Riose detergent builder, which promises to deliver superior performance in automatic dishwashing products.
In detergent polymers, the removal of phosphates as the primary detergent builder has created opportunities for other builders, particularly zeolites and acrylic acid polymers.