Sodium tripolyphosphate

Kirschner, Mark
October 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;10/8/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 13, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports on the growth in the demand and prices of sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP). It is mentioned that STPP showed a growth in the late 1940s, and emerged as the predominant choice among detergent builder materials. It is stated that detergent builders improve a detergent's cleaning properties by increasing the removal of soil. However, due to environmental aspects, a ban was imposed on the use of phosphates in detergents during the late 1970s.


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