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DETACK Prime Polymer 

Prime polymer is uniform in size, free of fines or cross-contamination and flows smoothly throughout storage and transportation. Meeting these expectations is becoming more challenging as the marketplace demand is trending toward low density, low crystallinity, high melt flow index and high co-monomer content plastics. Sticky grades can tax your ingenuity to manufacture and supply as prime product.

Nalco Water’s DETACK for Polymers is revolutionizing plastics manufacturing and compounding. Through a chemical treatment program – no equipment modifications, no capital investment – many of the problems associated with sticky polymers are solved.

Manufacturers and Compounders

DETACK has been used in manufacturing plants and compounding units for decades. The reach of DETACK continues to expand into different types of polymers, including:


  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Elastomer


  • General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS)
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)
  • Elastomer


  • Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO)
  • Cracked

Safety, Health, and Environment

DETACK chemistries are non-toxic and FDA approved, and Kosher-certified products are available where requested. The DETACK program has passed regulatory and classification requirements around the globe, and can be implemented without altering your current wastewater handling and treatment procedures. DETACK is also compatible with outfall to public waters and deep-well injection. Contact your local Nalco Water representative for more details.