Applications

Adhesives

Enabling high production efficiency and consumer acceptance of the final products.

Agricultural Applications

Safe to use thickener and binder for agriculture seed coatings, fertilizers, and pesticides

Products: ETHOCEL™METHOCEL™POLYOX™

Animal & Pet Care

CELLOSIZE™ and POLYOX™ are thickeners and lubricity agents for everything from fish bait, to flea and tick treatments, to teat dips and livestock obstetrical lubricants.

Batteries

Superior battery characteristics at lower production and recycling costs.

Products: POLYOX™WALOCEL™ CRT

Ceramics

Highly efficient processes yielding to high quality ceramic products

Products: ETHOCEL™METHOCEL™POLYOX™

Coatings

Dow Cellulosics and poly(ethylene oxide) are used in coatings with diverse applications.

Displays (LCD/PDP)

High definition LCD/PDP screens have raised the bar on the public’s expectation of a quality viewing experience.

Products: ETHOCEL™

Drilling Fluids

Adjustable flow properties and debris carrying capacity of the drilling fluid

Products: ANTISOL™

Emulsion Polymerization

Reliable protective colloids with consistent performance

Products: CELLOSIZE™

Gel Fuels

Safe Gel Fuels for Smokeless and Odorless Fire and Heating

Products: CELLOSIZE™METHOCEL™

Household and Industrial Cleaners

Multifunctional Thickener, Binder, Stabilizer, and Dispersant in Cleaners and Detergents

Ice and Gel Packs

Thickener for all varieties of gel packs including cold, hot, hot and cold. Injury aids to packaging products.

Lighting

Outstanding purity, high binding efficiency and excellent rheological control, low lehring temperature

Products: ETHOCEL™POLYOX™

Lubricants

Cellulosics are used widely in metalworking lubricants when added viscosity is needed since they burn or lift off cleanly.

Metalworking

Safe to use, non-misting metalworking fluids

Products: CELLOSIZE™POLYOX™

Mining

Process additives to help balance throughput and cleaner effluent.

Products: POLYOX™

Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC)

High quality printing inks and pastes with consistent properties to screen print electrodes onto ceramic substrates

Products: ETHOCEL™

Paint Stripper

Excellent thickener with shear thinning characteristics that improves contact time

Products: METHOCEL™POLYOX™

Photovoltaics

Screen Printable Paste Inks, with Narrow Lines, Low Resistance and Clean Burn-Out

Products: ETHOCEL™

Powder Metallurgy

Binder and processing aid that provides plasticity, lubricity, and excellent extrusion performance

Products: METHOCEL™

Printing Inks

Rheology modifier and stabilizers that contribute to improved gloss and adhesion

Products: ETHOCEL™POLYOX™

Pulp and Paper

Polymers that can significantly improve flocculation and particle retention performance

Products: POLYOX™

PVC Suspension Polymerization

METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers are time tested suspending agents for vinyl chloride polymerization providing particle size control, uniform particle size distribution, and porosity that can be optimized f

Products: METHOCEL™

Special Effects

Special Effects Thickener for Artificial Blood and Slime

Products: METHOCEL™

Textile

Sizing agent to keep ink from leeching into the fabric and improve wet-tack properties in adhesives

Toys and Crafts

Dow cellulosic and PEO products fit the bill.

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