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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Surface Care

Dow’s formulation expertise, high throughput capabilities and broad portfolio of innovative solutions can help you create new and differentiated surface care products that deliver performance and convenience.

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Providing innovative ingredients for exceptional cleaning and shine

Surface care is a diverse category of cleaners ranging from kitchen cleaners to bathroom cleaners and even floor cleaners. Dow offers a broad portfolio of solutions to enable multipurpose products and various formats. Dow’s decades of industry expertise can help you formulate safe surface cleaning products that are tough on dirt but gentle on the planet.

Dow’s diverse portfolio of chemistries includes surfactants, solvents, amines, rheology modifiers, foam control solutions among other technologies to support brand owners developing surface cleaning products that meet consumer needs and regulatory requirements.

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ACUSOL™ PRO Polymer Product Guide

Learn more about this formulation additive for hard surface cleaners that offers superior grease removal compared to other cleaning additives.  

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Innovative solutions for versatile, differentiated kitchen and oven cleaners

Kitchen surfaces and ovens present some of the most difficult cleaning challenges for consumers. Kitchen grease can build up on surfaces over time – and once it’s baked on, it’s even more difficult to remove.

At Dow, we offer decades of cleaning expertise and broad technical solutions to help you develop kitchen and oven formulations that are both effective and efficient in meeting these cleaning challenges. Our extensive product portfolio includes ingredients to provide greater value, convenience and environmental benefits.

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Remove kitchen soils

To boost cleaning performance for tough kitchen soils, Dow offers  DOWANOL™ PPH and DOWANOL™ DPnB Glycol Ethers, as well as Hexyl CELLOSOLVE™ Solvents.

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Soften baked-on grease

To soften solid fatty soils and make cleaners more effective at removing baked-on grease, Dow offers organic alkalinizing agents and solvents, including Monoethanolamine, Monoisopropanolamine and Diisopropanolamine.

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Improve wetting and detergency

To improve wetting, solubilizing, emulsifying and detergency in surface cleaners, Dow offers a range of surfactants, including ECOSURF™ EH-9 Surfactant and TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactant.

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Enhance texture and viscosity

To improve the viscosity and texture in surface cleaning formulations, Dow offers versatile ingredients such as CELLOSIZE™ QP-100MH Hydroxyethyl Cellulose and ACUSOL™ 820 Rheology Modifier. 

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Boost ease of cleaning

To boost cleaning power, ACUSOL™ PRO Hard Surface Care Polymer is an anionically charged, water-soluble polymer that provides streak-free cleaning and superior grease removal – making next-time cleaning easier without contributing to build-up.

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Dissolve scales

To improve surface cleaning formulations by effectively dissolving inorganic scales, Dow offers high-performing ingredients like VERSENE™ 100 Chelating Agent.

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Versatile solutions for hygienic and shiny bathroom

Bathroom cleaners are produced in a variety of acidic, alkaline or bleach formulations for effective cleaning of bathroom surfaces, from tile and toilets to sinks and showers. Consumers want multipurpose bathroom products to remove soap scum, mold, hard water deposits among other types of soils– while cleaning surfaces efficiently and safely.

Dow offers a wide portfolio of surfactants, dispersants, solvents, chelating agents, alkalizers and rheology modifiers to support the development of all types of bathroom cleaning products. 

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All-purpose Alkaline Bathroom Cleaners

To enhance all-purpose alkaline bathroom cleaners, Dow offers a broad range of solutions that include DOWANOL™ Solvents, alkaline agents such as Monoethanolamine, and Isopropanolamine, chelating agents  VERSENE™ 100 Chelating Agent, ACUSOL™ 445 Dispersant Polymer, ECOSURF™ EH-9 and TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactants, SupraCare™ 780 Additive as a cleaning booster for quat containing formulations and CELLOSIZE™ HEC QP-100MH Rheology Modifier.  

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Acidic Bathroom Cleaners

To enhance performance of acidic cleaners, Dow offers VERSENE™ Acid Chelating Agent, ACUSOL™ 445 Dispersant Polymer, ECOSURF™ EH-9 and TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 surfactants to dissolve scales – as well as ACUSOL™ 880 Rheology Modifier and CELLOSIZE™ HEC QP-100MH to improve product texture. 

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Bleach-Based Cleaners

To eliminate mold and/or mildew on bathroom surfaces, sodium hypochlorite cleaning products are largely used. Dow surfactant such as DOWFAX™ C6L Surfactant provide excellent stability, greater penetrating power and longer shelf life for bleach-based cleaners. Also, ACUSOL™ 445 Polymer is a bleach-resistant dispersant polymer that helps eliminate mold.

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High-performance solutions for differentiated window and glass cleaners

For window and glass cleaners, consumers desire sustainable products that provide excellent cleaning and shine performance without smears or streaks. And, ingredients must deliver cleaning performance while meeting regional VOC limits and regulations.

Dow offers high-performing solvents, surfactants and chelating agents – along with formulation expertise to help brand owners identify the right combination of ingredients to deliver sustainable cleaning products that leave glass, mirrors and reflective surfaces shining and sparkling. 

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Deliver efficient cleaning

Dow offers a variety of glycol ether solvents such as DOWANOL™ PM, DOWANOL™ PnB Glycol Ether to reduce the surface tension of water and provide efficient surface wetting and cleaning properties while enabling formulation optimization.

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Prevent streaks and boost shine

Dow offers nonionic surfactants such as TRITON™ CG-50 Surfactant to improve the coupling of hydrophobic solvents in cleaning formulations and enhance cleaning while still delivering excellent no streaking performance. In addition, Diisopropanolamine can be used to adjust pH without filming or streaking issues.

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Improve product stability

Dow offers window and glass cleaner formulations with chelating agents such as VERSENE™ EDTA Chelating Agent to control hard water ions and improve product compatibility and stability.

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Sustainability solutions for high-performing multipurpose and floor cleaners

Consumers have high expectations for multipurpose and floor cleaners, which they count on to clean many different surfaces from floors and furniture to walls and appliances. Multipurpose and floor cleaners are typically liquid formulations that must remove greasy soils, soap scum and hard water stains quickly and easily.

Dow offers solvents, surfactants, chelating agents, amines and multifunctional polymers to help brand owners create high-performing and sustainable products to effectively clean and care for many different surfaces throughout the home.  


How do you formulate high performing concentrated products?

Learn how our technologies provide high cleaning performance compared to market products. 

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Enable multipurpose cleaning

To enable excellent cleaning performance for multiple surfaces and compatibility in concentrated and dilutable multipurpose cleaners with their low odor, water solubility and low surface tension, Dow offers glycol ether solvents such as DOWANOL™ PM Glycol Ether , DOWANOL™ PnB Glycol Ether and Butyl CARBITOL™ Solvent.

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Boost cleaning and degreasing

To provide excellent wetting, degreasing and detergency for multiple surfaces while preventing filming and streaking, Dow offers surfactants such as ECOSURF™ EH-6, ECOSURF™ EH-9 and TERGITOL™ 15-S-9  that work synergistically with glycol ether solvents in multipurpose and concentrated cleaning formulations.

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Improve product stability

To control hard water ions and improve product compatibility and stability for window and glass cleaner formulations, Dow offers VERSENE™ EDTA Chelating Agent.

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Control and neutralize

To control pH, neutralize fatty acids and deliver buffering properties without filming or streaking, Dow offers amines such as Monoethanolamine, Monoisopropanolamine and Diisopropanolamine.

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Enhance cleaning and detergency

To improve cleaning and detergency in multipurpose cleaners, Dow offers versatile ingredients such as ACUSOL™ PRO Polymer for easier next-time cleaning and superior performance on multiple surfaces.  

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Zero VOC All-Purpose Cleaner

Learn about a starting point formulation for Zero VOC all-purpose cleaner from Dow.  

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Versatile solutions for high-performing surface care wipes

As consumers desire more multipurpose cleaning products for faster, easier cleaning, surface care wipes offer a portable and convenient format to quickly make the surface clean and shiny.

Dow offers a broad portfolio of proven cleaning ingredients including solvents, surfactants, chelants and polymers – all of which can enhance and improve formulations for cleaning wipes designed for various surfaces from counters and sinks to glass and screens. 

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Disinfectant screen wipes formulations

Learn about formulating solutions for disinfectant screen wipes from Dow. 

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Improve wetting and cleaning

Dow offers a range of nonionic surfactants, such as ECOSURF™ EH-6,  ECOSURF™ EH-9, TERGITOL™ 15-S-7 and TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Surfactants, which help to lower surface tension and assist in the wetting and spreading of the active cleaning ingredients. 

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Help dissolve soils

Dow offers a range of glycol ether solvents such as  DOWANOL™ PPH, DOWANOL™ EPH and DOWANOL™ DPnB Glycol Ether to help disperse and dissolve soils on multiple surfaces.

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Remove tough stains

Dow offers chelating agents such as VERSENE™ EDTA Chelating Agent help control divalent cations to remove tough stains like soap scum and hard water stains – while keeping surfactants more soluble in the wipe impregnating liquid for continued, effective cleaning performance. 

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Inhibit scale and remove soils

Dow offers versatile polymers such as ACUSOL™ PRO Polymer that act as dispersants, inhibiting scale and soil redeposition for effective next-time cleaning without residue. 

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Control pH and boost cleaning

Dow offers amines such as Monoethanolamine are very efficient in controlling pH for more effective cleaning performance. In addition, Monoisopropanolamine and Diisopropanolamine are excellent options for solubilizing oil and fat, with efficient neutralization and buffering properties.

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Components for antimicrobial formulations

Learn about proven solutions for antimicrobial formulations from Dow.  

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