Household, Industrial & Institutional Cleaner Starting Formulations
Formulating industrial cleaning products can pose unique challenges. These products must be fast-acting, and effective at cutting through grease and grime, and must be safe to use on a multitude of surfaces. Quality ingredients are paramount, and we recognize that sustainability and cost are important considerations.
A safer choice
Our starting formulations include approved ingredients by the CleanGredients Database of chemical ingredients used primarily to formulate residential, institutional, industrial, and janitorial cleaning products that have been pre-approved to meet the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Standard. Using CleanGredients helps formulators reduce risk to their business, save money, and get their products to market faster (CleanGredients noted with*).
Explore starting formulations
The following formulations have been tried and tested against top benchmarks in the industry. Access each recipe to view benchmark details, ingredients and more.
Heavy duty degreasers
Zero VOC Heavy Duty Degreaser
Clean even greener without compromising performance, with DOWANOL™ TPM – containing no VOC, great for applications with stringent regulatory requirements.
Economical Heavy-Duty Degreaser
A simple and hard-working degreaser formulation that uses fewer ingredients and saves you money.
High-Performance Heavy-Duty Degreaser
Leveraging Dow’s ECOSURF™ EH Surfactant adds a powerful boost to cut through grease and grime with minimal effort.
Hard surface cleaners
Zero VOC Hard Surface Cleaner
Meet regulatory requirements with this zero VOC formulation for hard surfaces.
Economical Hard Surface Cleaner
Less is more when you pair Dow’s ECOSURF™ EH Family of Products with Butyl CARBITOL™ for a simple, cost-effective cleaning formula.
High Performance Hard Surface Cleaner
This premium formulation has a blend of ingredients that outperforms peers and makes cleaning a breeze.
Low-Streaking Hard Surface Cleaner
Fast evaporating glycol ethers paired with ECOSURF™ EH surfactants cut streaking out of hard surface cleaning applications.
Ready to Use Hard Surface Cleaner
This signature formulation uses Dow’s ACUSOL™ Pro … to make every clean easier than the last.
All formulations are exempt from VOC Regulations according to US EPA Low Vapor Pressure (LVP), 40 CFR Chapter 1 Subpart C. National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products, 59.203 From 63 FR 48831 Sept 11, 1998.
We are committed to connecting you with experts and resources to tackle any challenge.