sparkling solutions for home care
Did you know Ashland is a leading supplier of commercial technologies that solve some of the most complex formulation challenges in laundry, dishwashing and hard surface cleaning applications? These technologies address an ongoing need to improve soil removal from various substrates and hold it in suspension, as well as emerging needs such as lending protective properties to clothes, surfaces and dishes. Ashland’s recent formulation solutions include:
solutions in laundry care
- improved product sustainability profiles with efficient cold-water cleaning
- improved color protection of clothes during cleaning
- anti-redeposition of soil for better cleaning
- encapsulation of ingredients in formulation such as fragrances and actives
- rheology modification of liquid laundry care products for improved consumer experience
solutions in dishwashing
- superior auto dish cleaning performance without phosphates
- improved mineral scale prevention to reduce spotting
- more effective disintegration of tablets and solids
- encapsulation of ingredients for actives delivery or visual cues
- reduced surfactant level resulting milder and affordable hand dish wash solutions
- improved foam and cleansing properties
- rheology modifiers for dish care
solutions in hard surface cleaning
- improved wetting on ceramic, wood, steel and glass surfaces
- soil release technologies to prevent permanent soiling on surfaces
- comprehensive rheology modifier portfolio for a wide range of formulations
- improved foam and rheology
solutions in hand sanitizers
- thickening at low pH
- stable viscosity in presence of electrolytes
- broad ingredient compatibility due to non-ionic nature
- creamy, dense, stable foam
- enhanced sensory
Home, industrial and institutional products are listed below, use the filters to find the products that meet your specific needs.
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antara™ 430 polymer
Antara™ (Polectron) 430 polymer is a highly effective opacifier. Antara™ (Polectron) 430 polymer is a white, thermoplastic, 38-41 percent solids, latex produced as a graft, emulsion copolymer of 30 percent polyvinylpyrrolidone and 70 percent styrene. With a glass transition temperature of approximately 100°C, it forms transparent, thermoplastic films that readily adhere to glass, plastics and metals. Antara (Polectron) 430 polymer is thermally an...
blo™ gamma butyrolactone
BLO butyrolactone solvent, also known as gamma-Butyrolactone, is a polar solvent for ionic substrates and functions as an acid donor in aqueous media at elevated temperatures. Although blo solvent is stable under a wide range of conditions, at elevated temperatures and in the presence of appropriate reagents, it serves as an intermediate in a variety of useful syntheses such as: Precursor to 2-pyrrolidone and the extensive family of alkyl pyrrol...
chromabond™ s-100 polymer
Chromabond™ S-100 polymer is a premium dye-transfer inhibiton polymer. It inhibits dye transfer from one garment to another during the laundry process. Chromabond S-100 polymer is a vinyl pyridine-based polymer that contains betaine functionality that is compatible with anionic detergent ingredients. The polymer demonstrates superior complexing of fugitive dyes at cost-effective levels.
The disintex™ disintegrants series – disintex™ 75 and 200 disintegrants – provide tablet disintegration. Disintex™ disintegrants rapidly absorb water on contact to swell and create internal stress points that will break up tablets. home care features and benefits swells with high hydrostatic pressure for rapid tablet break-up provides rapid dispersion of tablets with low residues after rinsing offers low table...
Easysperse™ polymers are effective dispersants of hydrophobic actives. Easysperse™ polymer is based on a copolymer of the monobutyl/ethyl ester of poly (methyl vinyl ether/maleic acid) partially neutralized with sodium hydroxide. The material is supplied as a 25 percent aqueous solution and is an excellent film-former. Easysperse™ P-20 polymer is a spray-dried, optimized composite polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and methyl vinyl eth...
easy-wet™ 20 wetting agent
Easy-Wet™ 20 wetting agent is a proprietary super-wetting agent based on N-Octyl-2-Pyrrolidone in a convenient-to-use liquid form. Easy-Wet 20 wetting agent is a cost-effective, premium wetter/surfactant suitable for household, industrial and institutional cleaning, textiles, pigments, agricultural and other industrial applications where superior wetting and spreading performance is required.
Microbeads™ encapsulates are produced with JetCutter Technology, using rotating cutting wires to create hydrogel beads from a continuous jet of viscous fluid. The resulting droplets are transformed into solidified beads through immersion in a bath of hardening solution. This produces a uniform bead matrix that can contain high levels of encapsulated material. Naturally-derived materials such as chitosan, alginate and carrageenan can be used...
Microcapsules™ encapsulates are produced via complex coacervation, using naturally-derived gelatin and acacia (gum arabic) as the principal wall materials – from 15μm to 2,000 μm in diameter. Visible microcapsules™encapsulates have a minimum diameter of 500 μm and can be used in otherwise clear or homogeneously opaque carriers to provide a striking visual impact, while delivering actives or other ingredients with benefi...
jaypol™ at4 polymer
Jaypol™ at4 polymer acts as thickeners of aqueous systems. Jaypol™ at4 polymer is recommended for alkaline pH applications. The polymer form aggregate networks that structure water, effectively modifying its appearance and flow. Raising viscosity with jaypol™ polymer will help improve a formulation’s aesthetics, stabilize emulsions and dispersion, or improve product handling. home care features and benefits thickens...
M-pyrol solvent is an excellent polymer solvent, paint and photoresist stripper, paint coalescent, industrial cleaner, and extraction solvent. Its N-Methyl 2 pyrrolidone structure is extremely resistant to hydrolysis from pH 2-10, even at elevated temperatures.
surfadone™ wetting agent
Surfadone™ wetting agents provide excellent wetting and cleaning performance on a wide range of substrates. Surfadone™ wetting agent is a low foaming surfactant, wetting agent and soil dispersant. It interacts synergistically when added to anionic and nonionic cleaning formulations to boost Surfadone™ wetting agents offers the following features and benefits: creates a surface tension reduction at low levels for powerful ...
sorez™ hs-205 polymer
Sorez™ hs-205 polymer delivers benefits to hard surface cleaners. Sorez hs-205 polymers forms a water-soluble film on most surfaces that reduces the ability of soil to stick enabling easier cleaning. It’s film forming characteristic hydrophilizes surfaces making it easier for detergents to wet and spread. In addition, the polymer film helps enhance the appearance of freshly cleaned surfaces.
captivates™ a fragrance encapsulates
Captivates™ a encapsulates are made using a unique fragrance encapsulation process that delivers unsurpassed performance in many home care applications. Alternative fragrance encapsulation processes often use melamine/formaldehyde or urea chemistry which possess a number of environmental and health hazards. The captivates A encapsulation process does not use formaldehyde and urea. Captivates A uses an innovative encapsulation chemistry...
gantrez™ s polymers
Our gantrez™ s polymer line of methyl vinyl ether and maleic acid copolymers are bioadhesives that function in wet environments. They serve as excellent film formers and mucosal adhesives. These polymers deliver and hold actives on mucus membranes. Available as a solution and powders, gantrez™ s copolymers are the free acid of gantrez™ an polymers. These copolymers are water-soluble resulting in clear, tacky solutions whose...
Sorez™ 100 polymer is a modified polyester copolymer that forms a thin film on fabric imparting soil release and anti-soil redeposition.
rapifloc™ n-10008 polymer
Rapifloc™ n-10008 polymer can be used an effective thickening agent for acidic media, generally in acidic household or industrial cleaners. It provides stable thickening in systems at low pH (1-2), and is effective with phosphoric acid, sulphamic acid, and in general acidic systems. This product should be prediluted with water before the addition of the acid/s. The desired thickening efficiency is determined by the concentration of the solution p...
pvp k series
Polyvinylpyrrolidone is a hygroscopic, amorphous polymer supplied as a white, free-flowing powder or a clear aqueous solution. Available in several molecular weight grades, they are characterized by K-value, and used in a great variety of applications. Polyvinylpyrrolidone can be plasticized with water and most common organic plasticizers. It is considered to be physiologically inert: Applications take advantage of one or more properties i...
stabileze™ qm polymer
Stabileze™ qm polymer, a poly(methyl vinyl ether/maleic anhydride decadiene) crosspolymer, is a pseudoplastic rheology modifier that yields clear, aqueous gels that are shear thinning. The resulting gels have good shear and temperature stability.
benecel™ methylcellulose and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose
Benecel™ methylcellulose (MC) and its derivatives are made by reacting alkali-cellulose with methyl chloride (resulting in methylcellulose, MC) or propylene oxide (resulting in hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, HPMC) under rigidly controlled conditions. home care features and benefits: boosts foam in dilutable surfactant systems enhances foam and foam stability of formulation increases formulation rheology of detergent concentrates with a visc...
aqualon™ and blanose™ carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)
Aqualon™ and blanose™ CMC are anionic, water-soluble polymers. CMC is made by reacting alkali cellulose with sodium monochloroacetate under rigidly controlled conditions. The resultant polymer is purified and dried. Purified cmc for personal care and cosmetic applications is typically sold at 99.5 percent minimum purity. Physical and solution properties of cmc can be varied through manipulation of degree of substitution (D...
Klucel™ hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) is a nonionic water-soluble cellulose ether with a remarkable combination of properties. It combines organic solvent solubility, thermoplasticity and surface activity with the aqueous thickening and stabilizing properties characteristic of other water-soluble cellulose polymers available from Ashland. Klucel™ HPC films are flexible without plasticizers and non-tacky at high humidity.
nature-derived, efficient thickening Nature-derived from sustainably sourced cellulose, natrosol™ hec products are water-soluble, non-ionic polymers that can be used in a variety of personal and home care applications. These efficient thickeners perform across a wide pH range and demonstrate high salt tolerance and broad surfactant compatibility, enabling clear formulations. The wood pulp used in our cellulose products is sourced from ...
With multiple encapsulation technology capabilities, Ashland develops custom encapsulates tailored to meet the needs of your formulation. captivates™ hc encapsulates Captivates™ hc encapsulates are a series of small particles, in sizes ranging from 250 µm to 3,000 µm, that contain an active ingredient, or core material, surrounded by a shell produced using a complex coacervation process. Capsule wall thickn...
stablefizz™ effervescent base
Stablefizz™ effervescent base gives you all the fizz without the fuss. Now you can delight consumer with effervescent tablets and powders for dishwashing and laundry without special climate conditions and special packaging
surfaguard ™ VA-6
Surfaguardtm VA-6 is a non-ionic VP copolymer that enables long lasting disinfection or sanitization with suitable active biocides.
surfaguard ™ mv-6
Surfaguardtm MV-6 is an anionic maleic acid (MA) copolymer that enables long lasting disinfection or sanitization with suitable active biocides.
surfaguard ™ AL-9
Surfaguardtm AL-9 is a non-ionic modified VP copolymer that enables long lasting disinfection or sanitization with suitable active biocides.
surfaguard ™ DV-5
Surfaguardtm DV-5 is a pseudo-cationic VP copolymer that enables long lasting disinfection or sanitization with suitable active biocides.
Ecothix™ polymer is a novel polysaccharide system for softness and suspension. It functions as a softening booster and suspension aid for fragrance encapsulates, that provide long lasting fragrance for fabrics. Ecothix™ is optimal for low quat containing formulations. It has a natural origin content of more than 70% according to the ISO 16128 2:2017 standards and contains more than 80% of components that are either readily or primary, inherently ...