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Interesting facts

Polymers in detergents have various important functions and often make the special effect of a detergent possible.

More on Persil polymers

The most commonly used polymers in Persil´s formulas are:

Anti-redeposition agents

Help keeping dissolved soil stable in the wash liquor, preventing its re-deposition on textiles. They also help ensuring anti-greying.


Help maintaining the rise of foam under control to avoid high foaming or water spilling from the washing machines, if an excessive dosage of detergent is used.

Dye transfer inhibitors

Maintain leached dye stable in wash liquor and prevent dye re-deposition on other textiles and color staining. They are a typical component of any effective color detergent.

Performance polymers

In addition to surfactants, some Persil products contain polymers for special performance purposes, e.g. deeper stain removal or better shine.

Soil release polymers

Absorb on fibers during washing and build a protective layer. In case of new soiling with oily stains, the removal of stain is strongly improved.

Viscosity agents

Control the viscosity of Persil Gels.

How do we use polymers?

Persil uses different polymers to achieve different product properties. They prevent, for example, the re-deposition of dirt on the fibers, ink transfer or even the deeper penetration of dirt. Many polymers are readily biodegradable, but unfortunately some are not. As our product development is constantly striving to improve our formulas and their environmental footprint, we are working to replace polymers with more biodegradable ones where these can provide similar performance.

Find the perfect match for your needs

  • Sensitive skin

    Sensitive skin

    Persil Sensitive Gel is developed for people with sensitive skin. Positioned as particularly skin-compatible detergents, the formulas contain specially developed allergy-compatible fragrances and contain no dyes.

  • Hygienically clean laundry

    Hygienic cleanliness

    For generations it has been our passion to innovate with excellence for your linen. Clean linen contributes to a healthy environment for you and your family. Persil products with Deep Clean Technology guarantee you the hygienically clean laundry you want.