On December 11, 2013, Dow announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Company the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for EVOQUE™ Pre-Composite Polymer Technology, a Dow Coating Materials product.
According to a recent third-party validated Life Cycle Assessment*, paints formulated with EVOQUE™ Pre-Composite Polymer Technology offer reduced:
EVOQUE™ Pre-Composite Polymer Technology helps formulate paints with reduced TiO2 and equal hide and tint strength, and offers the following benefits:
The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards promote the environmental and economic benefits of developing and using novel green chemistry. These prestigious annual awards recognize chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, and use. Learn more at The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
* Potential reduction in environmental impacts are formulation specific and numbers shown are for semi-gloss 30% PVC quality interior paint when EVOQUE is used in combination with polymeric pigment. Functional unit for LCA=paint to cover 1 m2 of interior or exterior mineral wall surface for 20 years.