POLYOX™

High Molecular Weight Water-Soluble Polymers

POLYOX™ Water-Soluble resins are high molecular weight water soluble polymers. A long chain poly(ethylene oxide), POLYOX™ is available in a wide range of molecular weights making it an excellent choice for a formulator trying to tailor a specific end viscosity. As a result of its wide ranging compatibility, it is readily used in a variety of applications. It imparts lubricity, binding, water retention, thickening and film formulation.

POLYOX™ differentiates itself from other water soluble thickeners by the high wet tack it imparts, its ability to be used in thermoplastics, and the silky feel it can create in end products.

Product Features

Feature: Acts as emollient
Benefit: Imparts lubricity to end products resulting in a silky feel
Feature: Adhesion
Benefit: Tacky when wet with low dry tack
Feature: Compatible in pH 2-13
Benefit: A single grade can function in multiple formulations
Feature: Drag reducer
Benefit: Reduces turbulent friction & drag
Feature: Efficiently forms flocs by adsorbing onto solids
Benefit: Effectively separates fines from aqueous systems
Feature: Forms functional polymer complexes
Benefit: Creates gels that are highly water retentive
Feature: High purity
Benefit: Useful sacrificial binder
Benefit: Burns off cleanly during firing
Feature: High wet tack
Benefit: Superior adhesive grab without residual stickiness
Feature: Soluble in inorganic salts
Benefit: Ideal for ionically conductive polymer electrolytes
Feature: Soluble in polar and unsaturated systems
Benefit: Can function in certain solvent blends
Feature: Thermoplastic properties
Benefit: Can be extruded, injection molded, or cast. Creates films that are flexible and resistant to oil and greases
Feature: Thickened mixtures are viscoelastic
Benefit: Reduces splattering and controls drift and misting when sprayed

Grades

Information provided in the SDS applies to the United States. For any other country, go to Dow's SDS Search or Contact Us.

Name Key Properties Documentation
WSR 1105 Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 900,000. Yields viscosity of 8,800 to 17,600 cP at moderate addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR 205 Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 600,000 Yields viscosity of 4,500 to 8,800 at moderate addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR 301 Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 4,000,000 Yields viscosity of 1,650 to 5,500 at very low addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR 303 Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 7,000,000 Yields viscosity of 7,500 to 10,000 at very low addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR 308 Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 8,000,000 Yields viscosity of 10,000 to 15,000 at very low addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR Coagulant Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 5,000,000 Yields viscosity of 5,500 to 7,500 at very low addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR N10 Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 100,000 Yields viscosity of 12 to 50 at moderate addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR N12K Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 1,000,000 Yields viscosity of 400 to 800 at low addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR N3000 Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 400,000 Yields viscosity of 2,250 to 4,500 at moderate addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR N60K Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 2,000,000 Yields viscosity of 2,000 to 4,000 at low addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR N750 Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 300,000 Yields viscosity of 600 to 1,000 at moderate addition levels. SDS TDS*
WSR N80 Polyethylene oxide thickener. Molecular Weight 200,000 Yields viscosity of 65 to 115 at moderate addition levels. SDS TDS*
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