Personal Care & Apparel
Nothing is closer to consumers than the personal products and fabrics they use daily. Dow uses advanced technologies and unique formulations- in category and further afield- to create better products that beautify, protect, enhance and moisturize.
Whether your goal is creating a better body wash or to improve the breathability of athletic clothing, Dow works with you to define the challenge and deliver a unique solution, every time.
- ACRYSOL™ Rheology Modifiers
ACRYSOL™ Rheology Modifiers offer low, mid and high shear solutions adaptable to changing shear rates while supporting specific formulation goals. ACRYSOL™ HASE and HEUR Rheology Modifers deliver specific benefits individually and, when used in combination, can facilitate unique performance properties that neither chemistry family can provide alone.
- ACUDYNE™ for Personal Care
Hair fixative resins
- ACULYN™ for Personal Care
Thickeners and rheology modifiers
- AFFINITY™ Polyolefin Plastomers
When it comes to packaging and molded products, customers demand high performance goods, while you need cost effective and easy to process components. AFFINITY™ Polyolefin Plastomers can help you address this need.
- Alkyl Alkanolamines
Used as emulsifying and dispersing agents in waxes and polishes.
- AMPD-Ultra PC
- ASPUN™ Fiber Grade Resins
Provide cloth-like haptics for nonwoven outer covers
- ATTANE™ Ultra Low Density Polyethylene (ULDPE) Resins
They offer excellent optics and high tear resistance
- Binders for Leather
Resins for use as a crosslinking auxiliary in aqueous topcoat finishes
- CARBOWAX™ PEGs and MPEGs
A wide range of uses in household products, including cleaners, polishes, soaps and detergent.
- CELLOSIZE™ Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
- CELLOSOLVE™ Solvent
Solvents with high boiling, slow evaporating properties that are miscible with alcohols and ketones, and exhibit good compatibility with various coatings resins
A secondary amine
Hydrophilic glycol ethers used in a broad range of applications, including coatings, cleaners and printing inks
- DOWLEX™ Polyethylene Resins
Well suited for a wide variety of applications in blown and cast film
- DOWTHERM™ Heat Transfer Fluids
DOWTHERM™, DOWFROST™ and DOWCAL™ Inhibited Glycol-based Heat Transfer Fluids are used to chill or freeze food and beverage products during processing
- DOW™ Adhesive Films (DAF)
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) Adhesive Films (DAF), which include INTEGRAL™ adhesive films, TRENCHCOAT™ protective films and SARANEX™ barrier films, are engineered with specific market needs in mind.
- DOW™ HEALTH+™ Polymers
A portfolio of high performance polyolefins that offer a strong commitment to service
- DOW™ High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Resins
Provide toughness, rigidity and strength for many blow molding applications, film products, and extruded and injection molded items
- DOW™ Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Resins
General purpose polyethylene resins
Bio-based surfactant for rinse-off applications
New cationic conditioning technology
- ELITE™ Enhanced Polyethylene (EPE) Resins
Provide single material solutions with an optimzed balance of sealability
- ENGAGE™ Polyolefin Elastomers
Polyethylene (PE) based with a high degree of comonomer
Polymer for water resistance in sun and skin care applications
Dow Glycerin products are some of the most valuable ingredients and perhaps the most basic raw materials found within the personal care realm.
- Heat Transfer Fluids
DOWTHERM™ Q Heat Transfer Fluid additive for waste heat recovery in oil applications.
- INFUSE™ Olefin Block Copolymers
Customers can count on Dow to help them innovate and excel.
- INTEGRAL™ Adhesive Films
INTEGRAL™ adhesive films are the versatile adhesive solution you've been looking for.
- KATHON™ for Personal Care
Rapidly biodegradable, broad-spectrum preservatives for rinse-off personal care products
- KYTAMER™ PC Polymer
Hair fixative resins
- KYTAMER™ PCA
Substantive moisturizing fixative for hair care products: Intensifies moisture content and improves manageability of hair; Produces strong, flexible films; Humectant; and Provides a smooth appearance to hair.
Acrylic syntans for leather retanning
Syntans that provide effective waterproofing for leather applications
- METHOCEL™ Cellulose Ethers
Moisturizing technology providing enhanced deposition of Hyaluronic Acid in skin care products.
A derivative for drug intermediates in the manufacture of antihistamines, antimalarials, antitussives, antibiotics, local anesthetics, antidepessants, muscle relaxers, etc.
- NEOLONE™ for Personal Care
Preservatives for skin, sun, and hair care products
- NYLOPAK™ Barrier Films
NYLOPAK™ nylon barrier film is a unique, multi-layer barrier film, based on coextrusions of polyolefins and nylon resin film.
Aqueous acrylic emulsions used as co-binders to brighten furniture topcoats
Novel organic based dullers for leather applications
- OPULYN™ Opacifiers
Opacifying agents for personal care formulations
- Oxygenated Solvents
These products offer exceptional benefits across a broad range of applications
- POLYOX™ Water Soluble Resins
- POLYOX™ Water-Soluble Resins
POLYOX™ Resins add emollient properties to personal care products – hair care products, creams, and lotions – to get the smooth, soft feel that consumers expect.
- Polypropylene Glycols and Copolymers
Skin conditioning agents, solvents, and surfactants/ emulsifiers for use in a wide range of formulations.
- Polyurethane Systems
Rigid polyurethane foams for building panels and prefabrication
Dow Polyurethanes has one of the broadest lines of polyurethane products in the industry including Dow Polyurethane Fully Formulated Systems.
- PRIMAL™ for Leather
Acrylic and polyurethane resins for leather finishing
- PRIMAL™ SB
Acrylic emulsion binders
Aprotic glycol diethers with active solvency and formulating versatility used in coatings, agricultural formulations and cleaning products
Silicone feel modifiers for automotive, furniture, shoe, and garment leather finishing
- SARANEX™ Barrier Films
A family of unique, multi-layer barrier films
- SatinFX™ Delivery System
Encapsulation and delivery technology for skin care applications.
This system controls the release of the silver to avoid the discoloration and early silver exhaustion that are typical of other silver systems.
- SoftCAT™ Polymer
Conditioning polymers for use in hair and skin care applications (see Amerchol Corporation).
- SOFTCAT™ SL Polymers
- SOFTCAT™ SX Polymers
- SOLTERRA™ Boost
Inorganic SPF Booster
Waterproofing polymer for maximum water resistance in skin and suncare
Dow surfactants are used as agricultural adjuvants
- TRIS AMINO™ Ultra PC
An ideal buffer, solubilizer, and neutralizer for personal care and cosmetics products.
- TRYCITE™ Films
TRYCITE™ polystyrene films from The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) are versatile and cost-effective products for flexible food packaging applications.
- TYRIN™ Chlorinated Polyethylene
TYRIN™ chlorinated polyethylene, a product of The Dow Chemical Company, offers excellent flexibility and resistance to ignition, chemicals, heat, low temperatures and weathering at a low overall system cost.
- UCARE™ Polymers
- UCON™ Fluids - Personal Care
Cosmetic fluids and emollients for a wide range of personal care and cosmetic formulations (see Amerchol Corporation).
- UCON™ Fluids H, HB, and LB Series
- UCON™ Formulated Fluids and Lubricants
The broad product line of UCON™ formulated fluids and lubricants, including compressor lubricants and base stocks products that can outperform petroleum oils.
- UNIVAL™ High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Resins
Developed for blow molded bottles, drums and other industrial containers, UNIVAL™ High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Resins from The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) deliver excellent rigidity, superior stress crack resistance, high impact and melt strength, and moderate swell.
Effective in controlling metal ions in laundry soaps
- VERSIFY™ Plastomers and Elastomers
VERSIFY™ Plastomers and Elastomers are a versatile family of specialty propylene-ethylene copolymers produced with a revolutionary catalyst in combination with Dow’s proprietary INSITE™ Technology and Solution Process.
- Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM)
Used as a starting material in the manufacture of films for food packaging
- VORAMER™ Industrial Adhesives and Binders
Two part adhesive systems, flexible binders for re-bonding
- ZINCLEAR™ IM Zinc Oxide Dispersions
- ZinClear™ IM Zinc Oxide Dispersions
Full-spectrum UV absorber for use in sun care and daily wear products. (see Amerchol Corporation).
ZOLDINE™ oxazolidines are formaldehyde alternatives used as cross-linking agents for wood binding and as tanning agents for leather.