Dow Acusol Rheolgoy Modifiers for Detergents

Dow Chemical's AcusolTM products are effective rheology modifiers based on ASE (Alkali Soluble Emulsion), HASE (Hydrophobically-modified Alkali Soluble Emulsion) and HEUR (Hydrophobically-modified Ethoxylated Urethane) chemistry. With many grades to choose from, they have a viscosity range from 10 to 11,000 cP.  They are used in fabric softeners, high-alkaline laundry liquids, household laundry detergents and dishwashing detergents.

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Acusol™ Rheology Modifiers for Detergents

Improve Your Detergents with Acusol™ from Dow Chemical

Dow Chemical's AcusolTM products are effective rheology modifiers based on ASE (Alkali Soluble Emulsion), HASE (Hydrophobically-modified Alkali Soluble Emulsion) and HEUR (Hydrophobically-modified Ethoxylated Urethane) chemistry. With many grades to choose from, they have a viscosity range from 10 to 11,000 cP.  They are used in fabric softeners, high-alkaline laundry liquids, household laundry detergents and dishwashing detergents.

Performance Comparison of AcusolTM ASE, HASE and HEUR Rheology Modifiers
PropertyASEHASEHEUR
Ease of Use++++++++
AssociativeNoYesYes
Salt Tolerance - NaCl++++++++
Salt Tolerance - Di/Trivalent Ions++++++++
Shear Thinning Behavior++++++
Solvent Compatibility++++++++
High pH Compatibility+++++++
Low pH CompatibilityNo++++
Anionic Compatibility++++++++
Cationic CompatibilityNoLimited+++
Nonionic Compatibility+++++++++
Peroxide StabilityNoLimited+++

LEGEND

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Benefits
  • Versatile: Functions in a wide variety of applications
  • Liquids: Easy to use, no preparation required; also no dust and non-hygroscopic
  • 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
  • Microbial Resistance: ACUSOLTM does not support contamination, unlike natural thickeners
  • Non-Toxic: Non-Hazardous
  • Registrations: Cleared under EINECS/TSCA/AICS

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