Deliver To:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Amer.Virgin Is.
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, Saba
  • Bosnia-Herz.
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • Brit.Ind.Oc.Ter
  • Brit.Virgin Is.
  • Brunei Daruss.
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • C. African Rep.
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Christmas Islnd
  • Coconut Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Dem. Rep. Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Rep.
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guin
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islnds
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Frenc.Polynesia
  • French Guiana
  • French S.Territ
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greater China (Chinese Mainland)
  • Greater China (Hong Kong SAR)
  • Greater China (Macau SAR)
  • Greater China (Taiwan)
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Heard McDon.Isl
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islnds
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Minor Outl.Isl.
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • N.Mariana Islnd
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Pap. New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Fed.
  • Rwanda
  • S. Sandwich Ins
  • S.Tome,Principe
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts&Nevis
  • St. Vincent
  • St.Pier,Miquel.
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad,Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turksh Caicosin
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Utd.Arab Emir.
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis,Futuna
  • West Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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Laundry Aids and Fabric Softeners

Tackle any fabric care challenge with high-performance laundry aids and fabric softener solutions that offer convenience, comfort, superior cleaning, and are safe for the planet.

Unlock multiple performance benefits with our laundry aid solutions

Discover our portfolio of laundry aid solutions. 

Dow’s deep market knowledge and broad range of surfactants, conditioning polymers, solvents, antifoams and dispersants can help brand owners develop laundry aids that improve softness, freshness and stain removal while also reducing environmental impact including naturally sourced and biodegradable ingredients.

Explore the tabs below to learn about the different types of laundry aid and fabric softener solutions Dow offers.

Delivering solutions that keep fabrics fresh, soft and comfortable

Fabric softeners are a key element of the laundry routine. Consumers are looking for products that provide freshness, softness and fragrance while also helping them care for fabrics to keep laundry wrinkle-free for longer.

Dow offers a broad range of solutions for fabric softeners including conditioning polymers and rheology modifiers to enhance fabric softening performance.

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Improve softness and speed up drying

To enhance fabric care performance, Dow offers emulsions such as XIAMETER™ MEM-8035 and MEM-8203 Emulsions and DOWSIL™ FM-6620 Emulsion to speed up drying and improve softness. In addition, XIAMETER™ OFX-8505 Fluid is a hydrophilic, microemulsifiable ingredient that improves fabric softener formulations.

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Deliver lasting freshness

To deliver long-lasting freshness and enable pleasing fragrance in fabric softeners, Dow offers cationic cellulose deposition solutions such as SupraCare™ 260 Polymer and SupraCare™ 133 Polymer, which can also be combined with silicone emulsions for optimal care performance.

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Optimize stability and appearance

To optimize stability of fabric formulations and enhance appearance, Dow offers solutions such as ACUSOL™ 880 Rheology Modifier, ACUSOL™ 882 Polymer, SupraCare™ 700 Series and ACUSOL™ Opacifiers.

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Control foam and boost efficiency

To reduce costs, boost efficiency and ease manufacturing and bottle-filling, Dow offers antifoaming solutions including XIAMETER™ AFE-0700, XIAMETER™ AFE-0020 and DOWSIL™ AFE-1520 Antifoam Emulsions.

Enhancing the sensorial experience with freshness and fragrance

Fragrance enhancers for fabric care can make the laundry routine more enjoyable with long lasting fresh scent Dow's broad portfolio of chemistries and technologies can help brand owners create elegant and sustainable fragrance-enhancing formulations.

Dow offers a range of specialty ingredients for fragrance enhancers including glycols, glycol ethers, polymers, surfactants and solvents that optimize fragrance delivery in multiple formats, from liquids and aerosols to sprays and solids.

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Deliver fragrance that lasts

For products that deliver long-lasting freshness and pleasing fragrance, Dow offers cationic cellulose deposition solutions such as SupraCare™ 260 Polymer and SupraCare™ 133 Polymer, which provide multiple benefits for fragrance enhancer formulations.

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Optimize liquid formulations

For fragrance enhancers in liquid formats, Dow offers a range of solutions including TERGITOL™ 15-S-9, 15-S-12 and 15-S-15 Surfactants that provide excellent performance and stability. In addition, Dow offers solvents such as DOWANOL™ EPH-6 Glycol Ether to significantly ease formulation design.

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Ease of processing for solids

For fragrance enhancers in solid formats, Dow offers a family of CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycols with a range of viscosities to provide ease of processing and unmatched formulation performance. 

Delivering solutions that make garment protection easier

Consumers are looking for multifunctional laundry products that can be used before or after washing to keep clothes looking and feeling great for longer. Dow offers multiple solutions that enhance garment comfort, protection and ease of care.

Our broad portfolio of solutions includes versatile fluids, additives, surfactants, solvents, dispersants, polymers and chelating agents to help brand owners develop high-performing and laundry care additives.

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Fight wrinkles and save energy

To fight against wrinkles and save both time and energy, Dow offers DOWSIL™ OFX-5247 Fluid that deliver great performance in wrinkle-releasing spray formulations. Also, SupraCare™ 260 Additive is another effective solution that helps recover fiber alignment and reduce wrinkle appearance.

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Deliver lasting freshness

To create lasting freshness and fragrance, Dow offers ECOSURF™ EH-9 Surfactant that is water soluble and biodegradable with superior wetting properties. In addition, solvents like DOWANOL™ PnB Glycol Ether, Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ Solvent and Hexyl CELLOSOLVE™ Solvent provide good evaporation rate flexibility.

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Control foam

To control foam in laundry additives, Dow offers a range of solutions, such as DOWSIL™ AC-8066 Antifoam, XIAMETER™ AFE-0020 Antifoam Emulsion and XIAMETER™ AFE-1430 Antifoam Emulsion that all provide cost-effective, sustainable performance in multifunctional fabric care formulations.

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Boost cleaning power

To boost cleaning performance in fabric additives, Dow offers a range of nonionic surfactants such as ECOSURF™ EH, ECOSURF™ SA, TERGITOL™ 15-S and TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactants with outstanding wetting, solubilizing, emulsifying and detergency properties to remove soils and dissolve quickly for easy rinsing.

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Solve tough wash conditions

To address challenging wash conditions and hard water problems, Dow offers a range of versatile solutions, including VERSENE™ 100 Chelating Agent, ACUSOL™ Dispersants, ACUSOL™ 445N and ACUSOL™ 460N Polymers that deliver excellent cleaning performance in laundry additive formulations.

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Obtain biodegradable options

To help brand owners develop sustainable formulations that reduce environmental impact, Dow offers a portfolio of solutions for laundry additives including many biodegradable options like, ECOSURF™ EH-9 Surfactant, TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactant and ACUSOL™ Dispersants.

How do you reduce wrinkles in fabrics without an iron?

Watch to learn how to create a release spray that reduces wrinkles in dry or wet fabrics with DOWSIL™ OFX-5247 Fluid - saving consumers time, effort and energy.

This easy-to-use and formulate product quickly dissolves in water. It can also be applied to a softener as a performance additive.

Developing solutions that are touch on stains but gentle for fabrics

To help garments and laundry look great and last longer, consumers want multifunctional, sustainable stain removal products that are tough on stains but gentle on fabrics as well as the planet.

Dow offers a range of specialty ingredients for stain removal formulations that help deliver extra stain-fighting power in a variety of formats from liquids and sprays to powders, sticks and pens.

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Boost cleaning power

To boost cleaning performance in stain removal products, Dow offers a range of nonionic surfactants such as ECOSURF™ EH, ECOSURF™ SA, TERGITOL™ 15-S Surfactants that provide outstanding wetting, solubilizing, emulsifying and detergency properties to remove soils and dissolve quickly for easy rinsing.

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Obtain biodegradable options

To provide excellent removal of oily soils, superior wetting, good detergency and rinseability for stain removal formulations, Dow offers biodegradable ingredients such as ECOSURF™ EH-9 Surfactant and TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactant. 

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Remove tough stains

To remove tough outstanding stains, Dow offers Hexyl CELLOSOLVE™ Solvent with unique cleaning power for both water-soluble and water-insoluble soils. In addition, DOWANOL™ DPnB Glycol Ether is another solvent with excellent surface tension-lowering ability for removing oils and greases.

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Enhance texture and balance

To create a balanced texture between viscosity, surface contact and packaging specifications, Dow offers ACUSOL™ 820 Rheology Modifier and ACUSOL™ 830 Polymer within the acrylate portfolio – and CELLOSIZE™ QP-100MH Hydroxyethyl Cellulose from the cellulosic portfolio.

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Solve tough wash conditions

To meet the challenges of troublesome cleaning or hard water washing conditions, Dow offers a range of solutions including ACUSOL™ Dispersants, ACUSOL™ 445N Polymer and ACUSOL™ 460N Polymer that are high-performing ingredients designed to improve cleaning and reduce soil redeposition.

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Offer solid solutions

To help brand owners create stain removal products in solid formats such as sticks and pens, Dow offers CARBOWAX™ PEGs in a wide range of viscosities and melting points, including CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycol 1000 with enhanced solvency, lubricity, hygroscopicity and structuring properties.

Stain Remover Resources

Browse more resources to learn how Dow solutions can help tackle even the toughest stains.

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