AkzoNobel Case Study

akzonobelAkzoNobel faced a challenge around chelating agents, such as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP), which are used in many cleaning formulations. These agents are not readily biodegradable, and moreover, because it is phosphate-based, STPP causes algae blooms. This case study explores the motivation, innovations and business impact of AkzoNobel developing the new chelating agent Dissolvine GL-47-S (GLDA). GLDA is readily biodegradable and has improved human safety and aquatic toxicity safety profiles.

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