Lubricants

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

Dow Cellulosics provide lubricity and thickening to diverse industrial applications. They allow tire lubricants to stay in place when mounting the tire while avoiding degradation of the tire over time. Added slip properties of the cellulosics aid in transfer of coatings or adhesives from a roller or brush to a substrate. They are used widely in metalworking lubricants when added viscosity is needed since they burn or lift off cleanly.

Our Solutions

CELLOSIZE™

CELLOSIZE™

Benefits/Property
stabilizer; rheology modifier; water soluble; binder

Applications
thickener and rheology modifier

ETHOCEL™

ETHOCEL™

Benefits/Property
dispersant; stabilizer; rheology modifier; solvent soluble

Applications
thickener and rheology modifier

METHOCEL™

METHOCEL™

Benefits/Property
stabilizer; rheology modifier; water soluble; soluble at room temperature

Applications
thickener and rheology modifier

POLYOX™

POLYOX™

Benefits/Property
dispersant; stabilizer; emulsifier; rheology modifier; water soluble; soluble in organic solvent

Applications
thickener and rheology modifier, emulsifier; lubricity agent

WALOCEL™ CRT

WALOCEL™ CRT

Benefits/Property
stabilizer; rheology modifier; water soluble

Applications
water based lubricants, graphite lubricant

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Dow and ChemPoint formed a strategic partnership in April 2014 to establish a new order, delivery and service model, specifically designed to meet customer needs in industrial applications, for CELLOSIZE™ hydroxyethyl cellulose polymers, ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers, METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers, POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers, and WALOCEL™ CRT products. Our collective goal is to enhance the customer experience by providing a higher degree of service and support powered by a dedicated technical marketing & sales team focused exclusively on Dow’s cellulosic and poly(ethylene oxide) offerings in industrial applications. 

The industrial cellulosics team at ChemPoint acts as a fully-integrated extension of Dow and is always available to facilitate customer needs for product selection, technical support, order placement and fulfillment. In addition, our customers receive needed support from ChemPoint’s customer service and supply chain professionals to ensure on-time delivery and high service levels.