DOWICIDE™ prevents microbial contamination of laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dishwashing liquids, household, and industrial cleaners.

DOWICIDE™ A Antimicrobial

DOWICIDE™A Antimicrobial is readily soluble in water and in many polar organic solvents. It is usually incorporated directly into the product being preserved as a water or solvent concentrate, or as the flake material. It is used to control bacterial and mold growth in adhesives, leather, metalworking fluid, pulp and paper producers and textiles. Additionally, DOWICIDE A Antimicrobial is used to control mold growth in construction materials and to preserve many products such as automotive polishes, ceramic glazes and clay slips, foam-type fire extinguisher solutions, laundry starch, plastic gaskets, polishing compounds, polyvinyl alcohol, inks, and floor wax emulsions.

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Used In:

  • Used to control bacterial and mold growth in adhesives
  • Leather
  • Metalworking fluid
  • Pulp and paper
  • Textiles
  • Construction materials
  • Automotive polishes
  • Ceramic glazes and clay slips
  • Foam-type fire extinguisher solutions
  • Laundry starch
  • Plastic gaskets
  • Polishing compounds
  • Polyvinyl alcohol
  • Inks
  • Floor wax emulsions


  •  Readily soluble in water and in many polar organic solvents
  •  Dow brand of sodium salt o- phenylphenate
  •  Protects processing materials against the ravages of microorganisms

Typical Properties

Footnote:  Please Note That Not All Products Are Registered In All Regions For All Applications. Please Contact Your Local Dow Representative For Detailed Technical Information Applicable To Your Individual Situation.; Use Biocides Safely. Always Read The Label And Product Information Before Use.


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