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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Institutional Cleaning

We offer a diverse product portfolio, broad application experience and a deep understanding of technology interactions to help you create customized cleaning formulations.

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Building your formulation confidence

Dow’s broad portfolio of materials for cleaning formulations offers you the convenience of a single-source supplier with in-depth knowledge of formulations and components. Our offerings can help develop cleaning technologies for applications in commercial laundry, ware wash, hygiene and sanitation, hard surface care and food, dairy and beverage processing. Let us help you formulate the next generation of cleaning products. 

Find your institutional cleaning application

Dow’s broad portfolio of materials for cleaning formulations offers you the convenience of a single-source supplier with in-depth knowledge of formulations and components. Our offerings can help develop cleaning technologies in the following applications:

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Ware Wash

Sustainable and high performing rinse aids and detergents to enhance ware wash cleaning and reduce spotting.

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Commercial Laundry

High-performing solutions for large-scale, commercial laundry formulations to enhance cleaning.

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Hygiene and Sanitization

Effective inert materials for hygienic cleaning and sanitization in commercial facilities and hospitals.

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Floor Cleaning

Detergents for cleaning and polymers for floor polishing at facilities.

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Leaving a lighter environmental footprint

Many Dow products meet or exceed environmental regulations and ecolabel programs such as the CleanGredients® Database, the U.S. EPA Safer Products Standard and EU Ecolabel Criteria


A water soluble, biodegradable nonionic surfactant with low odor used in hard surface cleaners and other high-performance cleaners; offers superior wetting and excellent oily soil removal properties, rapid dissolution, no gel range, and good rinsing.


A low-foaming surfactant, even under recirculating conditions, with outstanding degreasing properties as well as cleaning of tough soils for use in hard surface cleaning.

TERGITOL™ 15-S Surfactants

A family of readily biodegradable surfactants based on a unique secondary alcohol, delivering an unparalleled combination of performance properties and cost benefits for institutional cleaning formulations.

ACUSOL™ 445 Polymer

A detergent polymer that provides excellent performance properties such as inhibition of crystal growth and dispersion of precipitates in institutional cleaners.

VERSENE™ 100 Chelating Agent

A versatile, high-performing chelant that is widely used to control metal ions over a broad pH range in aqueous systems, providing excellent scale removal and prevention.

Product group features and highlights

The diversity of our product range, application experience and understanding of technology interactions enable us to help you create customized solutions for your needs. The unique functional and economic characteristics of these materials provide flexibility and agility to respond to industry changes. Dow’s strong materials science foundation, paired with a focus on innovation, positions us to help you meet the challenges you face today and tomorrow. Our product groups include surfactants, solvents, dispersants, rheology modifiers and more.


Dow ECOSURF™, TERGITOL™, TRITON™ and DOWFAX™ surfactants assist in cleaning, wetting and solvency while helping achieve the desired foam profile. Sustainability is important with many products meeting criteria for CleanGredients®, U.S. EPA Safer Products, EU Detergents Regulation, EU Ecolabel.


DOWANOL™ Solvents, CELLOSOLVE™ Solvents, and CARBITOL™ Glycol Ethers increase the effectiveness of institutional cleaners and degreasers, allowing wide formulating opportunities. Additional potential benefits include low odor, low toxicity and good biodegradability.


ACUSOL™ Dispersants are designed to control scale formation and disperse and remove dirt and minerals in a full spectrum of household, industrial and institutional applications. ACUSOL™ Dispersants help maintain softer, whiter fabrics and cleaner, better-looking surfaces.

Rheology Modifiers

ACUSOL™ Rheology Modifiers can be used to control flow properties, stabilize formulations, suspend particles, provide vertical wall cling, reduce misting and control uniform dosing of a formulation.

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Cleaning product formulation starter examples

Formulating institutional 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. Explore starting formulations.

EPA names Dow a safer choice partner of the year

In 2017, Dow was recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Innovator by the EPA. 

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