Table 4: Historic use of inorganic materials as detergent builders.

YearBuilder

1907Silicate (water glass) + carbonate
1933Diphosphate
1946Triphosphate
1976Zeolite A + triphosphate
1983Zeolite A + carbonate + cobuilders*
1994Zeolite A + special silicates** + cobuilders
1994Zeolite P + carbonate (+cobuilders)
1997Zeolite X + carbonate (+cobuilders)
1999–presentZeolite AX (+carbonate + cobuilders)

Polycarbonates or citrate, for instance.
Amorphous or crystalline disilicates.