Media Release

Nouryon introduces Berol® Nexxt surfactant and Dissolvine® GL Premium chelating agent at the 2023 SEPAWA Congress and Exhibition

26 Oct 2023 - News

Nouryon announced the launch of two new innovative products at the annual SEPAWA Congress and Exhibition, hosted in Berlin, Germany. The new innovations include Berol® Nexxt, a next-generation surfactant and multifunctional hydrotrope, and Dissolvine® GL Premium, the industry’s most concentrated GLDA-based chelating agent.

Berol® Nexxt surfactant optimizes performance, delivers a unique cosurfactant solution to the cleaning market, and is available as a high-active (65%), low color, aqueous solution that can be formulated easily into a variety of consumer and industrial cleaning applications. Berol® Nexxt can tackle tough stains in cold water laundry cycles and automatic dishwashing where lower temperatures and shorter cycle times have been known to challenge the ability of detergents to satisfactorily degrease residual fats and oils.

“We are pleased to launch Berol® Nexxt and believe it will enable our customers to develop enhanced cleaning solutions in a broad array of novel formulations while delighting consumer and industrial users alike,” said Suzanne Carroll, Senior Vice President of Home and Personal Care at Nouryon. “Nouryon continues to develop and offer ingredient solutions for customers to create sustainable and superior formulations that are both EU Ecolabel and Nordic Swan compliant.”

Dissolvine® GL Premium, the most concentrated liquid GLDA-based (glutamic acid diacetic acid) chelating agent available on the market today, is also being launched during the SEPAWA Conference. Dissolvine® GL Premium is produced from monosodium L-glutamic acid (MSG) which is a bio-based, naturally occurring amino acid, making the product majority biobased, with a renewable carbon index (RCI) of 56%. A distinctive feature is its high solubility over a wide pH range, which is especially useful in the development of concentrated liquid formulations.

Dissolvine® GL Premium, the as-sold product, is non-hazardous and has no transport classification. With its high activity (55%) in water, the product is compatible with polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) films and is therefore well-suited for laundry and dishwashing pod applications. Compared to phosphonates, GLDA is a far more effective chelating agent and does not contribute to eutrophication.

“Nouryon is committed to providing high-performance, sustainable solutions to our customers as reflected in our industry-leading green chelating agent technology,” said Brad Pearson, Vice President Cleaning Goods. “Our differentiated Dissolvine® GL Premium chelating agent technology allows our customers to provide more sustainable and differentiated products to the cleaning market.”

Nouryon recently launched its biodegradable chelates production facility in Herkenbosch, the Netherlands, to support its customers in the development of sustainable cleaning solutions. Dissolvine® GL Premium chelating agent is produced at the new facility, providing a low carbon footprint for EU-based customers.

As a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, Nouryon works to ensure that its products meet or exceed industry benchmarks for sustainability without sacrificing performance. Nouryon achieved a 2022 Platinum rating by EcoVadis for its sustainability achievements, placing it in the top 1% of companies then assessed by the global sustainability ratings provider. Learn more about the Company’s overall strategy to reduce Scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions, and water-use intensity, as well as other sustainability targets.

Featured products

Contact Nouryon for more information on specialty chelating agents and to learn how the Company can help you achieve more sustainable cleaning formulations.

Related content

About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of approximately 8,200 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands.


We respect your privacy.

We use essential and non-essential cookies to provide, secure, analyze and improve our services. Click 'Agree' to accept or edit your preferences or learn more about our Cookie Policy.

You can change settings at any time.

Edit preferences