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Acusol™ Dispersants for Dish and Fabric Detergents

Keep it Clean with Acusol™ Dispersants from Dow Chemical

Acusol dispersants from Dow Chemical are acrylic acid homo-polymer, acrylate co-polymer and modified acrylate chemistries designed to prevent scale formation and fabric encrustation. They come in a variety of forms for different detergent bases. Additionally, Acusol dispersants prevent clay and oil redeposition, enhance soil removal, scatter inorganic particles and pigments, sequester polyvalent metal ions and assist in the preparation of high solid, low viscosity inorganic slurries.

Attributes and Performance:

  • Product Forms: Liquid (Emulsion, Solvent, Aqueous), Sprayed Dried Powders and Granulates
  • pH: Acidic and Neutral options
  • Solid forms can act as a processing aid for powder detergent manufacturing
  • Bleach Stabilization
  • For high ash systems, provides high performing encrustation inhibition
  • Unique grades available for higher surface affinity
  • Tolerance in high ion (hard) water

Performance Comparison of AcusolTM Dispersants by Grade

Properties and Performance 402 / 402N 420N / 420NG 445 Series 497N / 497NG 460 Series 587G / 588 / 588G 425N / 425NG

Calcium Carbonate Growth Inhibition

++ +++ ++ ++ NR NR +++

Calcium Carbonate Dispersion

++ +++ ++ + + + +++

Sulphate Salts Growth Inhibition

++ +++ ++ ++ + + +++

Silicate Salts Growth Inhibition

+ + + + + +++ +

Calcium Polyphosphate Growth Inhibition

+ + + + NR +++ +

Calcium Polyphosphate Dispersion

+ + + + + +++ +

Zeolite Dispersion

++ ++ ++ ++ + ++ ++

Organic Soils Dispersion

+ + + ++ +++ + +

Lime Soap Salts Dispersion


Bleach Stability

+++ +++ +++ NR + ++ +++

Processing Aid

++ NR +++ +++ NR NR ++


Excellent: +++

Good: ++

Fair: +

Not Rated: NR

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