Dispersants find application across a wide range of industries and applications, from the dispersion and stabilization of insoluble ingredients such as pigments in paints and coatings and actives in consumer and personal care products to suspension of particulate soils in detergent systems. Synthetic polymers such as polyacrylic acid derivatives continue to dominate such applications, whereas formulators and consumers are demanding more sustainable and biodegradable alternatives. Rivertop’s oxidation technology is well-suited for converting bio-based polymers such as starch into sustainable polycarboxylates as alternatives to polyacrylates.


Anti-redoposition polymers for fabric care

Polycarboxylate polymers are key components in modern cleaning products. By keeping soils suspended in the wash water and preventing redeposition onto other fabrics, polycarboxylates play a crucial role in fabric care formulations. Detergent formulators today continue to look for sustainable alternatives to current synthetic polymers available in the market, and Rivertop’s technology platform opens the door for high performance polycarboxylates derived from renewable feedstocks.

Scale inhibitors for water treatment

The build-up of mineral scale in industrial water systems reduces heat transfer and restricts flow, significantly impacting operating efficiency. Polycarboxylate additives help prevent scale build-up by keeping mineral salts suspended in the water rather than depositing on system surfaces. By oxidizing natural polymers such as starch, Rivertop’s technology gives water treatment service providers the opportunity to incorporate sustainable, economical, and high performing polymers into their formulation tool kit.

Detergent Builder


Anti-Redisposition Agent



Metal Ion Control