Better Shelf Life, Brighter Surfaces

Dow Chelating Agents help cleaning formulations in two important ways.

First, they boost cleaning performance by loosening soils and dissolving scale. Most soil deposits include a surprising proportion of metallic salts, either as ion metal ions salts of organics like soap scum, or insoluble salts such as calcium carbonate. Dow Chelating Agents help your formulations loosen, break up, and dissolve these insolubles while also improving rinsability.

Second, Dow Chelating Agents can help protect the quality and prevent degradation of your cleaning formulation. By controlling trace ions such as iron, copper and manganese, they help prevent degradation of colors and fragrances. They can improve formulation clarity and reduce metal-catalyzed problems like rancidity and chalking. Dow Chelating Agents are also used to improve the stability of peroxygen bleach-containing products.

Dow Chelating Agents can improve performance and stability of:

Household cleaning products

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  • Carpet cleaners
  • Hard surface cleaners
    • Floor
    • Bathroom
    • Kitchen
    • All purpose cleaners
  • Car care products
  • Laundry
  • Hand dish washing liquids
  • Shower cleaners

Institutional cleaning products

  • Carpet cleaners
  • Hard surface cleaners
    • Floor
    • Bathroom
    • Kitchen
  • Commercial dish washing liquids
  • Car and truck washes
  • Commercial laundry detergents
  • Janitorial cleaners

Industrial cleaning products

  • Scale removers
  • Dairy cleaners
  • Food and brewery cleaners
  • Industrial equipment cleaners
  • Pharmaceutical equipment cleaners
  • Metal cleaners

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