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Enhance Your Surface Cleaners with Acusol™ from Dow Chemical
Dow Chemical's Acusol™ products are effective rheology modifiers based on ASE (Alkali Soluble Emulsion), HASE (Hydrophobically-modified Alkali Soluble Emulsion) and HEUR (Hydrophobically-modified Ethoxylated Urethane) chemistry. They are used in abrasive cleaners, floor cleaners, hard-surface cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, oven and grill cleaners. They have a viscosity range from 10 to 11,000 cP. All AcusolTM grades are available in a liquid form to provide ease of use, no dusting/non-hygroscopic with no preparation required.
Performance Comparison of Acusol ASE, HASE and HEUR Rheology Modifier
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Versatile: Functions in a wide variety of applications
Quick Thickening: For in line static mixers with continuous processing
Shear Tolerance: Can be used in membrane pumps, turbine mixers, high speed propellers and colloid mills
Gel Appearance: Clear and transparent if required
Microbial Resistance: ACUSOLTM does not support contamination, unlike natural thickeners
Registrations: Cleared under EINECS/TSCA/AICS
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