Diisopropanolamine is a cleaning agent that can also be found in detergents and degreasers. We use it to make a product formula clean better by affecting the molecules in the formula so they work together better. Diisopropanolamine can also be a pH adjuster that alters the pH of a product to improve stability. Every formula has an optimum pH to make it work best. For example, a formula that’s more acidic works better for soap scum removal. Its opposite, a formula that’s more alkaline, might be more effective at removing grease or greasy soils. We use pH adjusters to make sure we achieve the best pH for a particular job. Also, the pH of a formula can affect how long it lasts within a container – for example limiting its tendency to corrode a can, container or dispenser.
Isotridecanol, Ethoxylated is a cleaning agent or "surfactant" that can also be found in cosmetics, metal processing and lubricants. We use it in our products to remove dirt and deposits by surrounding dirt particles to loosen them from the surface they're attached to, so they can be rinsed away.
Tetrasodium iminodisuccinate is a chelator that can also be found in laundry detergents, hand soaps and dishwashing detergents. The word chelator (pronounced "key-lay-tor") comes from the Greek word chele, or claw. Think of a chelator as a tiny claw that reaches out and grabs the minerals in soap scum or soils, to keep them from depositing on a surface. We use tetrasodium iminodisuccinate in products to remove soap scum and mineral deposits. By binding to the soap scum or deposit, it allows them to be rinsed away.
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds are an Active Ingredient. An Active Ingredient controls a specific pest or microorganism in a registered product, such as in an insecticide, antimicrobial or repellent product.
Polyoxypropylene Methyl Diethyl Ammonium Chloride is a cleaning agent that can be found in hard surface and kitchen cleaners. In our products it is used as a solvent cleaning agent that works to help break down soil or stains and masks harsh odors. It can also be used as a solubilizer in certain products working to keep the formula well mixed.