Dishwasher Tablet Ingredients

IngredientCAS #SourceFunction
Citric Acid77-92-9
Citrus fruits
Cuts through grease
Sodium Carbonate
497-19-8
Limestone and salt
Cuts through stains
Sodium Bicarbonate
144-55-8
Mineral springs
Helps the tablet dissolveΒ 
Sodium Percabonate
15630-89-4
Inorganic salt
Oxidiser used for stains like coffee and red wine
Sodium Silicate
1344-09-08
Silica and caustic soda
Helps keep machine clean
Trisodium Citrate Dihydrate
6132-04-03
Citrus fruits
Softens hard water to allow for better stain removal
Glycerin
58-81-5
Rapeseed oil
Binds ingredients together
Amylase-alpha
9000-90-2
Plants & micribes
Breaks down starch
Bentonite
1302-78-9
Clay
Binds ingredients together
Substilsin
9012-36-6
Bacteria
Breaks down proteins
Polycarboxylates
9003-04-07
Acrylic acid
Removes cloudiness from glassware
Alcohols, C16-18, Ethoxylated68439-49-6Plant-derivedCuts through oils
TAED10543-57-4EthylenediamineImproves effectiveness at lower wash temperatures
Isotridecaanol69011-36-5GrapesLoosens dirt from dishes
Plant ExtractN/APlantsBinds ingredients together
Citric Acid | 77-92-9
Cuts through grease. Source: Ctirus fruits.
Sodium Carbonate | 497-19-8
Cuts through stains. Source: Limestone and salt.
Sodium Bicarbonate | 144-55-8
Helps the tablet dissolve. Source: Mineral springs.
Sodium Percabonate | 15630-89-4
Oxidiser used for stains like coffee and red wine. Source: Inorganic salt.
Sodium Silicate | 1344-09-08
Helps keep machine clean. Source: Silica and caustic soda.
Trisodium Citrate Dihydrate | 6132-04-03
Softens hard water to allow for better stain removal. Source: Citrus fruits.
Glycerin | 58-81-5
Binds ingredients together. Source: Rapeseed oil.
Amylase-alpha | 9000-90-2
Breaks down starch. Source: Plants & microbes.
Bentonite | 1302-78-9
Binds ingredients together. Source: Clay.
Substilsin | 9012-36-6
Breaks down proteins. Source: Bacteria.
Polycarboxylates | 9003-04-07
Removes cloudiness from glassware. Source: Acrylic acid.
Alcohols, C16-18, Ethoxylated | 68439-49-6
Cuts through oils. Source: Plant-derived.
TAED | 10543-57-4
Improves effectiveness at lower wash temperatures. Source: Ethylenediamine.
Isotridecaanol | 69011-36-5
Loosens dirt from dishes. Source: Grapes.
Plant Extract | N/A
Binds ingredients together. Source: Plants.