Interpolymer Offers Low-pH Agents For Carpet Cleaning

Interpolymer Corp., a Canton, Mass.-based specialty polymers producer, has developed Syntran® 4022,
a low-molecular-weight sodium acrylate solution polymer, and Syntran 4020, a high-molecular-weight
emulsion polymer, for use in carpet-cleaning products containing peroxide. Syntran 4022 is a low-pH
soil-suspension agent that helps loosen and remove dirt particles. Syntran 4020 is a low-pH
embrittling agent that helps remove dirt during vacuuming of a carpet following shampooing and

March 2004