Interesting Facts


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

More on Persil Polymers

The most commonly used polymers in the Persil formulas are:


Anti-Redeposition Agents

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



Help maintain the rise of foam to avoid high foaming or water spilling from the washing machine, if an excessive dosage of detergent is used.


Dye Transfer Inhibitors

Prevents dye re-deposition and color staining on fabrics in the wash. 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 detergent.

How do we use polymers?


Persil uses different polymers to achieve different product properties. They help 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

Persil Sensitive detergent was developed for people with sensitive skin so it's free of dyes and fragrances.

Persil Deep Clean Technology

It has been our passion to develop innovative products that provide a deep clean. Clean fabric contributes to a healthy environment for you and your family. Persil goes deep into fabrics to remove visible stains and even invisible dirt.