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End User Focus: Bentonite’s clay cleanse

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Published: Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Sustainability issues, a rise in allergy prevalence and the EU’s REACH directive are all encouraging the use of bentonite-based additives in the detergent industry, as Dr Andreas Werner discusses



Industrial minerals are traditionally a key factor in the manufacture of detergents. In volume terms, sodium sulphate, soda ash and zeolites play a major role, while considerably lower quantities of bentonite-based speciality additives are also used. Giving rise to innovative detergent formulations, the demand for these additives has been growing...

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