Dow to Launch Ground-Breaking Home Care Innovations for an 'Easy Next Clean' at 2018 ACI Convention

Dow Home and Personal Care, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, launches one of its first 'Easy Next Clean' breakthrough solutions to make cleaning a breeze for consumers. At the 2018 American Cleaning Institute Annual Meeting & Convention (2018 ACI Convention) in Orlando, Florida from January 29 to February 3, Dow will showcase its new DOWSIL™ EasyRinse foam control agent for fabric care and ACUSOL™ PRO Polymer for hard surface cleaning as part of its Easy Next Clean program.

Making Subsequent Cleaning Easier for Consumers

Easy Next Clean is a collection of breakthrough solutions that, when added to home care formulations, create a thin film to keep surfaces cleaner for longer and makes them easier to clean next time. Testing shows that the new ACUSOL™ PRO Polymer, the first of many cutting-edge products that will be added to the Easy Next Clean program, exhibits superior cleaning capabilities and formula stability and clarity.

"Ingredients from our Easy Next Clean program will help our customers differentiate their products on store shelves and revolutionize the way consumers clean their homes," said Eric Peeters, global business director, Home & Personal Care.

Formulations with Superior Performance in Fabric and Hard Surface Care

DOWSIL™ EasyRinse, an R&D 100 Award Finalist, is a silicone-based foam control agent with a surfactant level activation trigger that reduces water use in clothes washing. The trigger preserves the level of foam in the washing stage but activates on first rinse to dissipate foam at a much earlier stage in the rinse cycle.

ACUSOL™ PRO enables formulators to develop hard surface cleaners with market-leading grease removal and an easy next time cleaning benefit. With easy handling and formula introduction, this polymer can effortlessly be incorporated into the formula and is particularly suitable for all-purpose, kitchen and floor cleaners.

"Dow's market-leading expertise and ever-expanding solutions portfolio continue to push the envelope in the home care market and drive unprecedented innovation for our customers," said Peeters.

Join Bob Butterick, lead R&D manager, on Friday, February 2 as he presents DOWSIL™ EasyRinse during the Innovation & New Technology Showcase from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. To learn more about Dow's other featured innovations, visit Dow at Cordova Conference Rooms 1 and 2 at the 2018 ACI Convention in Orlando, Florida from January 29 to February 3, 2018.

About Dow Home and Personal Care
Through its Home and Personal Care business, part of the Dow Consumer Solutions Portfolio, Dow offers unique innovations that empower brand owners around the world to create products with exceptional performance and exciting new benefits consumers can see and feel. Our expansive portfolio serves a wide range of applications across home and personal care markets from skin and hair care to fabric care and beyond. Our novel solutions help enable products that are unique and memorable, and meet the growing demands of today’s consumers. We continue to bring forward innovative technologies and formulation solutions that differentiate our customers’ products, enhance the consumer experience and sustain the environment. With business centers, research and development (R&D), manufacturing plants and customer applications centers around the globe, Dow has the expertise and foundation to foster global and local innovations. More information about Dow can be found at www.consumer.dow.com.

About Dow
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow's market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.

For further information contact:

Kelly Serke
Dow Home and Personal Care
(610) 244-7753

Isabella DiSanto
G&S Business Communications
312-648-6700 ext. 2138