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Dish Care

Whether washing dishes by hand or in the dishwasher, Dow offers dishwashing solutions that provide excellent cleaning results while being safe for people and the planet.

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Dish Care

Whether washing dishes by hand or in the dishwasher, Dow offers dishwashing solutions that provide excellent cleaning results while being safe for people and the planet.

Delivering dish care solutions that shine

Dow's dishwashing expertise and diverse range of cleaning components, including dispersants, surfactants, foam boosters, and rheology modifiers deliver optimal results. Our solutions ensure spotless and shiny dishes, while prioritizing safety for both users and the environment. 

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Automatic dishwashing

Automatic dishwashing has been evolving toward higher washing efficiency – reducing environmental impact by using less water and shifting to cooler, less energy-consuming cycles. Along with efficiency, consumers expect their dishes to be shiny and clean, with benefits of faster drying, improved removal of dried and burned-on stains or more sustainable cleaning. Dow can help formulators meet all of these needs with a wide-ranging portfolio of automatic dishwashing solutions for tablets, pouches, gels and additives such as rinse aids. 

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Automatic Dishwashing Solutions Product Guide

Explore our guide to automatic dishwashing solutions for cleaning and shine. 

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Enabling clean dishes that shine

Beyond tablets, pouches with various shapes continue to develop and drive innovation. The multiple compartments format offers formulators the flexibility to combine powder and liquid ingredients in the same dose to deliver maximum performance.

Dow can help optimize formulations by offering a broad portfolio of solutions such as dispersants for scale management that sustain perfect shine and surfactants for cleaning and spotting with the support of foam control agents when required.  

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Reduce filming

ACUSOL™ 588G Polymer is designed to reduce film formation and ACUSOL™ 445NG, 425N and 402 Polymers offer excellent scale spotting mitigation. Innovative dispersants ACUSOL™ 527G Polymer and ACUSOL™ 528 Polymer provide shine and limit the redeposition of scale.

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Prevent spotting

ACUSOL™ 460N Polymer from Dow has an affinity for soil that helps prevent food particles from adhering to dish surfaces and also helps water sheeting to reduce spot formation. In addition, ECOSURF™ Bright 1 Surfactant is a low-foaming capped waxy surfactant that can reduce spots and improve shine

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Boost cleaning performance

To improve removal of food residues TERGITOL™ 15-S and ECOSURF™ EH Surfactants deliver excellent wetting properties. These surfactants can be combined with low-foam solutions such as TERGITOL™ L Series, DOWFAX™ 20A/B Series and ECOSURF™ LFE Series Surfactants to achieve excellent cleaning and shine

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Control foam

Dow offers a range of solutions to control foam in automatic dishwasher tablets and pouches, such as DOWSIL™ GP-4503 Powdered Silicone Antifoams or ECOSURF™ LFE-1410. Learn more about Dow’s offering of low-foam surfactants.

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Offer biodegradable formulations

Dow offers a range of biodegradable solutions that help prevent scaling. In addition, ECOSENSE™ HC-2100 and ECOSENSE™ HC-2200 Surfactants are bio-based ingredients that help boost cleaning performance in automatic dishwasher formulations.

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Dance brilliance

Dual-chamber automatic dishwashing monodose offering excellent cleaning and shine.

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Providing formulation stability and cleaning efficiency for gels

Automatic dishwashing gels offer consumers the convenience of controlling product dose while avoiding direct contact with the product like the broadly used monodose formats. Dow offers a range of solutions for gel formulations that help suspend particles and actives, control flow properties and stabilize formulations, while also providing outstanding cleaning and shine. 

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Prevent filming and spotting

Dow has developed innovative polymer dispersants for gel dishwashing formulations that boost shine by preventing the redeposition of scale on dishware. Dispersants such as ACUSOL™ 527G Polymer and ACUSOL™ 528 Polymer can be incorporated into phosphate-free and low-phosphonate gel formulations. 

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Stabilize formulations

Dow offers rheology modifiers to help stabilize formulations and control viscosity and flow, even at high salt content. ACUSOL™ Millennium ER and 805S Rheology Modifiers are best for suspending actives, while ACUSOL™ 810A and 820 Rheology Modifiers help control the rheology of gels for uniform dosing.

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Boost shine and cleaning benefits

Nonionic surfactants from Dow are ideal for increasing shine and cleaning in dishwashing gels. DOWFAX™ 20B102 Surfactant and ECOSURF™ Bright 12 Surfactant help reduce spotting, while TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactant boosts cleaning, and ECOSURF™ LFE-1410 or TERGITOL™ L-64 Surfactants offer low-foam properties for dishwashing gels.

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Gel It Well Formulation

Learn how to “Gel It Well” using Dow solutions to achieve this automatic dishwashing gel formulation. 

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Delivering brilliant shine and drying performance in rinse additives

When high water hardness comes into play, rinse additives can be added to the dishwasher to reach a perfect shine and dry of the dishware.

We offer a range of solutions for automatic dishwashing such as surfactants and dispersants. From surfactants for high wetting and low foaming capacity to water sheeting that limits residual spotting and water removal facilitation, our broad portfolio has solutions to meet consumer demand for shine and cleanliness.

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Reduce spotting

For high-wetting, low-foaming and water sheeting to limit spots and boost drying, Dow offers TERGITOL™ L-64 Surfactant, which is CleanGredients approved. Also, DOWFAX™ 20B102 Nonionic Surfactant is a biodegradable surfactant with a cloud point around 30°C for stability and clarity in rinse aid formulations.

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Faster drying

For rinse aids, Dow offers sophorolipids EcoSense™ HC-2100 and EcoSense™ HC-2200 Surfactants, which provide excellent drying performance when combined with nonionic surfactants such as the DOWFAX™ 20A84N Nonionic Surfactant.

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Control filming

To help control limescale residue, Dow offers ACUSOL™ 588 Dispersant, which helps with film prevention and overall performance in drying aids and additive formulations.

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Hand dishwashing

For hand dishwashing, consumers are looking for products that provide excellent cleaning along with pleasing foam and feel on the skin. Dow offers a wide range of solutions for hand dishwashing formulations that can be used to clean dishes, pots and countertops. Our product portfolio includes surfactants, solvents and amines to enhance cleaning; chelants and dispersants to minimize water hardness; and polymers to provide rich foam, ease of dosing, nice feel on the skin and improved structuring and binding for bars.

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EcoSense™ HC Sophorolipid Surfactants

Discover why our family of EcoSense™ HC Sophorolipid Surfactants are an ideal solution for your dishwashing needs. 

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Delivering excellent cleaning, foam and feel in dishwashing liquid formulations

When it comes to hand dishwashing liquids, consumers are looking for products that provide multiple features and benefits such as grease-cutting power, easy rinsing, pleasing foam and great feel – as well as biodegradable, plant-based and environmentally savvy technologies. Dow offers solutions for formulations that improve cleaning and go beyond with multifunctional benefits.

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Offer excellent cleaning

Dow has developed innovative surfactants such as TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 and ECOSURF™ SA-7 Surfactants, which are biodegradable solutions that provide high-performance cleaning.

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Provide high, stable foam

For dishwashing liquid formulations with mild surfactants, TRITON™ CG-50 Surfactant provides high and stable foam properties while helping with cleaning.

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Boost cleaning power

Dow’s solvents and amines such as Monoethanolamine or MIPA (monoisopropanolamine) boost the cleaning power of dishwashing liquid formulations, especially for removal of burnt-on food.

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Provide richer pour

Dow’s rheology modifiers for dishwashing liquid formulations, including ACUSOL™ Millennium ER with a great combination of low-shear viscosity that enables suspension and easy pour – as well as ACUSOL™ 805S Rheology Modifier that provides richer pour performance.

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Enhance foam and feel

To enhance foam and feel of dishwashing liquids, Dow offers multifunctional ingredients such as SupraCare™ 430 Polymer to improve sensorial benefits during and after use, providing excellent softness and feel on hands.

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Improve drying speed

Dow also offers water-soluble, bio-based additives such as SupraCare™ 212 Polymer for dishwashing liquid formulations that provide enhanced water repellency to improve drying speed.

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Delivering sustainability solutions for dishwashing bars

Dishwashing Bars offer consumers a format that contribute to cleaning, foam, and shine.

Dow offers a range of specialty ingredients for dishwashing bar formulations that help deliver structural benefits to the bar that consumers will love such as reduced mushiness and a slower rate of wear.

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Improve degreasing and cleaning

Dow provides dispersant polymers such as ACUSOL™ 588 Disperant to improve degreasing properties and removal of burnt-on food residue to achieve excellent cleaning and shine. In addition, Dow offers biodegradable surfactants such as TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactant to help boost cleaning power in dishwashing bar formulations.

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Provide pleasing foam

To increase foam in bars for great cleaning and feel, Dow offers ACUSOL™ 445 Series Polymers and ACUSOL™ 588 Dispersants that boost cleaning, as well as TRITON™ CG-650 Surfactant, which is a biodegradable surfactant that helps produce stable and pleasing foam.

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Enhance bar structure

SupraCare™ 760 and SupraCare™ 780 Additives from Dow are multifunctional ingredients that help provide good structure for dishwashing bars so they last longer without becoming soggy or mushy.

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Boost efficiency and reduce cost

Dow offers a synergistic solution by combining TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactant with ACUSOL™ 445 Polymers to reduce cost and boost efficiency in dishwashing bars.

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Heighten sensorial benefits

To increase moisturizing benefits and enhance the feel of dishwashing bars, SupraCare™ 430 Additive is a multi-benefit ingredient that provides excellent soapiness, pleasing slippery feel and skin softness.

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