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Versatile Metal Ion Chelates

Understand how chelates can work for you.

You can control metal ions in your processes and end products with our versatile chelates, also referred to as chelating agents or chelants. Here’s what else they can help you do:

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Prevent downtime
Uncontrolled metal ions—iron, copper, manganese, calcium, and others—in your product or process can accelerate chemical reactions that lead to loss of product and equipment downtime. Our heavy metal chelating agents can help prevent that.

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Improve quality and sustainability of operations
Chelates can be added to finished consumer products and in processes to address issues that metal ions can cause, including degradation, discoloration, precipitation, emulsion instability and rancidity. They can also address scaling, degradation, and unwanted chemical reactions, which can improve overall sustainability of operations.

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Boost performance, help reduce costs
Our chelates can be used to enhance the performance of products like vitamins and plant micronutrients, as well as household, industrial and institutional cleaners. And because they’re effective at remarkably low concentrations, our chelating agents can lower operating and material costs.

Why choose us as your metal ion chelating agents supplier?

These incredibly effective, economical and versatile chelates address challenges across all kinds of applications. As the leading global chelating agents supplier, we recognize technical support is critical to optimizing the performance of a chelating agent for your unique needs.

Take advantage of these complimentary services as a customer

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  • Ongoing technical support from our experienced team
  • Formulation support with high-throughput capabilities
  • Sophisticated PIMIC™ Computer Modeling Service
  • Exclusive METAL SIGNATURE™ Analytical Service for pulp and paper customers

Featured Dow chelates and their uses across industries

Our portfolio includes EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), HEDTA and DTPA chemistries.

Product List Industries
  Food Pharma Personal Care Cleaning Agriculture Pulp & Paper
VERSENE 100       x   x
VERSENE CA x       x  
VERSENE NA x x x      
VERSENE NA2     x      
VERSENE 220     x x x  
VERSENE 100XL     x x    
VERSENEX 50%           x


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