Dispersant polymers are used in institutional cleaners, such as industrial and commercial cleaning agents, to improve the cleaning performance and prevent soil re-deposition. They are also known as anti-redeposition agents or anti-soil redeposition agents. The functions of dispersant polymers for institutional cleaners include:
- Soil suspension: Dispersant polymers help to suspend soils and prevent them from settling back onto the surface being cleaned. They do this by forming a protective layer around the soil particles, which keeps them in suspension.
- Stain prevention: Dispersant polymers help to prevent stains from forming by keeping the soil particles suspended in the cleaning solution. This prevents them from settling onto the surface and forming stains.
- Scale prevention: Dispersant polymers can also prevent scale formation by sequestering metal ions that can cause scaling.
- Improved cleaning efficiency: Dispersant polymers can improve the efficiency of cleaning agents by helping to disperse soils and improve the cleaning solution's wetting ability. This can help to reduce cleaning time and effort.
- Compatibility with other cleaning agents: Dispersant polymers are typically compatible with a wide range of other cleaning agents, making them a versatile and effective additive for institutional cleaners.