anti-redeposition agent

anti-redeposition agent

[¦an·tē‚rē‚dep·ə′zish·ən ‚ā·jənt]
(chemical engineering)
An additive used in a detergent to help prevent soil from resettling on a fabric after it has been removed during washing.
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The initial reason for the development of anti-redeposition agents was the widespread use of synthetic fabrics in clothing.
They reduce the effect of any cationic reaction with surfactants and serve as anti-redeposition agents for particulate and hydrophobic soils.
In the household markets, ISP sells a variety of specialties including disintegrants for laundry, dishwashing and household cleaning tablets, dye transfer inhibitors, soil release and anti-redeposition agents, wetting agents for household cleaners, and biocides for HI&I cleaning products.
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