Textile

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

Sizing agents are essential in commercial textile production. METHOCEL™, CELLOSIZE™, and WALOCEL™ CRT are used as sizing agents to protect fibers from breakage and fraying during manufacturing. Additionally, METHOCEL™ helps reduce friction which facilitates equipment to be run at faster speeds, thereby increasing yield. METHOCEL™ and CELLOSIZE™ are also used in related products such as textile inks as well as temporary fabric positioning adhesives. The Dow cellulosic products help keep ink from leeching into the fabric and improve the wet-tack properties in adhesives.

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CELLOSIZE™

CELLOSIZE™

Benefits/Property
sizing agent

Applications
sizing agent to protect fibers from breakage and fraying during manufacturing

METHOCEL™

METHOCEL™

Benefits/Property
sizing agent; reduces friction

Applications
sizing agent to protect fibers from breakage and fraying during manufacturing; friction reducer to increase equipment speeds

WALOCEL™ CRT

WALOCEL™ CRT

Benefits/Property
sizing agent

Applications
sizing agent to protect fibers from breakage and fraying during manufacturing

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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.