The span of the detergent market stretches far and wide and covering a multitude of highly specialised markets be they the household cleaning market, fuel additives market or indeed as biological reagents.

Each sector has its own unique area of specialisation, however, there are some common themes amongst them.

Firstly, is the use of Polyacrylates which perform many functions including acting as a processing aid, a dispersing agent, co builders, anti-precipitation agents or scale control agents.

Located at Mare’s headquarters and largest production facility in Ossona near Milan, Italy, Mare produces a wide range of Maredis Polyacrylates. Over 50,000 tonnes of Polyacrylates are produced each year, many of which go into the detergent industry.

Secondly is the use of Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). For example, in washing powders dirt micelles are adsorbed onto the CMC particles and then removed through the centrifugal force of the washing machine.

In Niklasdorf, Austria, Mare remains one of the few producers of CMC (Carboxymethylcellulose) in Europe. CMC is one of the most commonly used thickeners and binding agents used in industry today. Mare’s range of Niklacell CMC’s includes both purified and technical grades able to meet the toughest of technical specifications.

For more information on Mare’s Polyacrylates and CMC, please view the range below:

Detergents Products


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Located at its headquarters near Milan, Mare’s Polyacrylates Division produces one of the most extensive ranges of homopolymers and copolymers available on the market today. Recent investment means that the facility is now capable of producing in excess of 50,000 tonnes per year.

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Maredis | Read more

CMC (Carboxymethylcellulose)

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The production and supply of Mare’s Niklacell CMC runs through the very heart of the company. Located at its dedicated manufacturing site in Niklasdorf, Austria, Mare is one of the few remaining companies manufacturing CMC in Europe.

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Niklacell (CMC) | Read more

Dry Strength

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Increasing the dry strength qualities of the paper and board has been a key driver of the paper market for decades. Increased dry strength enables the producer to enter new markets or to reduce the content of its more expensive cellulose fibre components.

The complexities of the papermaking process mean that increasing dry strength can be achieved in many ways. It is vital that when selecting a dry strength programme, the technology and indeed the supplier is selected on its merits and that the programme is the most suitable or technically correct for the application.  

In order to meet this requirement, Mare offers the widest range of products on the market today. Mare is able to supply all the available options for dry strength enhancement, ensuring complete independence in its approach.  

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Niklacell (CMC) | Read more

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Mare is the largest privately owned manufacturer and supplier of functional chemicals to the Paper, Detergent, Concrete and Ceramics industries.