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Acusol™ Rheology Modifiers for Cleaners

Acusol™ Rheology Modifiers for Cleaners

Enhance Your Surface Cleaners with Acusol™ from Dow Chemical

Dow Chemical's Acusol products are effective rheology modifiers based on ASE (Alkali Soluble Emulsion), HASE (Hydrophobically-modified Alkali Soluble Emulsion) and HEUR (Hydrophobically-modified Ethoxylated Urethane) chemistry. They are used in abrasive cleaners, floor cleaners, hard-surface cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, oven and grill cleaners. They have a viscosity range from 10 to 11,000 cP.  All AcusolTM grades are available in a liquid form to provide ease of use, no dusting/non-hygroscopic with no preparation required.


  • Versatile: Functions in a wide variety of applications
  • Quick Thickening: For in line static mixers with continuous processing
  • Shear Tolerance: Can be used in membrane pumps, turbine mixers, high speed propellers and colloid mills
  • Gel Appearance: Clear and transparent if required
  • Microbial Resistance: ACUSOLTM does not support contamination, unlike natural thickeners
  • Non-Toxic: Non-Hazardous
  • Registrations: Cleared under EINECS/TSCA/AICS

Performance Comparison of AcusolTM ASE, HASE and HEUR Rheology Modifier

Ease of Use +++ +++ ++
Associative No Yes Yes
Salt Tolerance - NaCl ++ +++ +++
Salt Tolerance - Di/Trivalent Ions ++ +++ +++
Shear Thinning Behavior ++ +++ +
Solvent Compatibility +++ +++ ++
High pH Compatibility +++ ++ ++
Low pH Compatibility No + +++
Anionic Compatibility +++ +++ ++
Cationic Compatibility No Limited +++
Nonionic Compatibility +++ +++ +++
Peroxide Stability No Limited +++


Excellent: +++

Good: ++

Fair: +

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