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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Powder Laundry and Bars

From machine powders to manual laundry bars, our solutions help address consumer needs, market trends and region-specific regulatory requirements.

Achieve strong cleaning on tough stains

Our growing portfolio includes dispersants, surfactants, silicone additives and other technologies to help brand owners develop solutions for powder laundry and bar applications that are tough on stains but gentle for fabrics, people and the planet.

Explore the tabs below to learn about the different products Dow offers for powder detergents and laundry bars.

Enabling high-performing liquid laundry detergent formulations

When it comes to liquid laundry products, consumers value multifunctional detergents that keep laundry bright, fresh and clean while minimizing environmental impact with bio-based ingredients that perform well at lower temperatures.

Dow offers high-performing additives and solutions including polymers, antifoams, amines and surfactants to help brand owners develop high performing products that consumers can count on. Dow enables brand owners to develop differentiated products with dynamic ingredients for a wide range of household appliances.

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Provide superior cleaning

To provide superior cleaning - especially removal of tough stains such as oily, fatty soils and sebum - Dow offers TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactant, which is a biodegradable, high-performance ingredient with excellent wetting ability.

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Deliver effective foam control

To help control excessive foaming in the main wash, which can cause problems with cleaning and machine performance, Dow offers DOWSIL™ GP-4314 Powdered Antifoam among others, that provides effective foam control even in hard water and can also improves detergent dissolution properties.

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Keeps whites whiter for longer

To keep white fabrics whiter after multiple washes, Dow offers a strong portfolio of dispersant polymers including ACUSOL™ 445 Polymer, ACUSOL™ 497N Polymer and ACUSOL™ 420N Polymer that help improve anti-greying performance.

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Keep colors brighter

To improve anti-encrustation performance and keep bright fabrics full of color wash after wash, Dow offers a wide range of dispersant polymers such ACUSOL™ 445 Polymer, ACUSOL™ 425N Polymer and ACUSOL™ 420N Polymer.

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Enable low temperature washing

To help save energy by enabling effective cleaning power at lower wash temperatures, Dow offers biodegradable ingredients such as TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactant and TERGITOL™ 15-S-7 Surfactant.

How do you control foam in powder laundry?

Managing foam during wash cycles can be challenging with powder detergents. While consumers expect some foam, excessive foaming is undesirable. Dow offers a variety of antifoams to help tackle this issue.

Watch to learn how to choose the right granulated antifoam based on the surfactant system and washing cycle type.

Delivering solutions for manual powders that are tough on dirt

Manual cleaning powders require high-performing ingredients to deliver effective cleaning and improve the consumer experience. Dow has in-depth market insight and application expertise in manual laundry powders to help brand owners develop products that have high-cost efficacy and are pleasing to consumers.

We offer a range of powder laundry performance additives, including surfactants, dispersants, and polymers that provide greater cleaning performance, foam stability, formulation flexibility and cost efficiency with less environmental impact whenever possible.

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Boost cleaning

To boost cleaning, Dow offers TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactant with great detergency and easy rinse, along with ECOSURF™ SA-7 Surfactant and ECOSURF™ SA-9 Surfactant for a readily soluble ingredient with controlled foam profile. ACUSOL™ 445N Polymer and ACUSOL™ 420N Polymer improve anti-graying and anti-encrustation. ACUSOL™ 588 Dispersant and ACUSOL™ 402 Polymer can also be used to enhance soil removal.

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Enhance sensorial experience

To improve the sensorial experience for manual powder laundry formulations, Dow offers SupraCare™ 430 Additive, which contributes a pleasing slippery and velvety feel on hands.

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Improve processing

To help improve processing of manual laundry powders, Dow has developed ACUSOL™ 445 Polymer and ACUSOL™ 402 Polymer for reducing slurry viscosity, as well as XIAMETER™ AFE-0110 Antifoam Emulsion for detergent slurry needs.

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Improve foam performance

To enhance foam performance, Dow offers many solutions like SupraCare™ 430 Additive, ACUSOL™ 445/402Polymer and CELLOSIZE™ QP-100 MH Hydroxyethyl Cellulose make foam creamier and last longer; TRITON™ CG-50 Surfactant and TRITON™ CG-650 Surfactant boosts foaming; and DOWSIL™ EasyRinse GP-4633 Granules, a foam management technology that provides fast foam collapse once rinsing begins, helping to save water.

Save potable water, effort and time when rinsing

DOWSIL™ EasyRinse GP-4633 Granules technology offers a better way to manage foam during the rinse cycle. This unique silicone additive with a surfactant-level trigger activates during the rinse cycle to quickly reduce foam, with negligible impact on washing foam.

Learn how to reduce the water needed for the rinse cycle by up to 50% in manual and semi-automatic wash applications.

Delivering solutions for convenient and cost-effective laundry bars

Laundry detergent bars offer a convenient and cost-effective format to deliver concentrated cleaning for clothes. By simply wetting the bars and rubbing directly onto fabrics, consumers can also target tough-to-clean areas, such as cuffs and collars, for long-lasting stain removal.

Dow offers a range of surfactants, additives and antifoams for laundry bars to help them to last longer and meet consumer expectations for high-performance, pleasing foam and feel, as well as regarding sustainability attributes.

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Boost cleaning and stain removal

To boost cleaning and stain-fighting power, Dow offers surfactants and polymers that deliver superior particulate soil cleaning. Branched surfactants like TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactant and seed oil ethoxylates like ECOSURF™ SA-7 Surfactant help clean oily stains, especially on cuffs and collars.

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Offer long-lasting pleasant sensorial

To help laundry bars last longer, Dow offers water-structuring polymers like SupraCare™ 780 Additive and SupraCare™ 760 Additive to reduce soggy mushiness and enhance overall performance also boosting foam. In addition, SupraCare™ 430 Additive provides a moisturizing and a pleasing feel during and after wash.

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Improve and control foam and feel

For enhanced foam performance, Dow offers XIAMETER™ OFX-0193 Fluid, CELLOSIZE™ QP-100MH Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, TRITON™ CG-50 Surfactant and TRITON™ CG-650 Surfactant. DOWSIL™ EasyRinse GP-4633 Granules can be used to control foam and reduce rinse time, which helps save water.

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Solutions for high-suds laundry

Learn how to turn laundry into a more enjoyable experience for consumers by adding sensorial benefits to your high-suds detergent powders and bars with SupraCare™️ 430 Polymer.

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