Philadelphia, PA - May 3, 2012
Four businesses within The Dow Chemical Company will showcase innovations in coatings and other materials at the American Coatings Show (ACS) in Indianapolis May 8-10, 2012. Delivering on their collective "Rethink Coatings" strategy, experts from Dow Coating Materials, Dow Performance Additives, Dow Epoxy, and Dow Construction Chemicals will meet with industry professionals at Dowâ€™s booth #1800.
Ten Dow experts will deliver technical presentations on coatings industry topics, including "The Development of New Low Emission Epoxy Curing Agents for Ambient Cure Applicationsâ€ť and "Development of Novel Crosslinking Resins for Waterborne Wood Finishes." In addition, Dow experts will share presentations highlighting new additives for architectural coatings and new ways to formulate interior and exterior paints using less TiO2 without sacrificing performance.
Dow Coating Materials will showcase technology innovations that include EVOQUE™ Pre-Composite Polymers and ROPAQUE™ Opaque Polymer for 10-20% (and in some cases even more) TiO2 reductions in interior and exterior architectural coatings, new ACRYSOL™ v6x HASE and HEUR Rheology Modifiers, next generation TAMOL™ 2011 Dispersant, and technology advances for industrial wood and metal coatings. DCM will also debut its new and improved Hiding OpTiO2nizer™ Reformulation Tool for calculating optimum TiO2 reduction with ROPAQUE Opaque Polymer in interior and exterior architectural paint formulations, as well as introduce a new industrial business segment and branded line of products to help manufacturers produce coatings that protect industrial, commercial and public structures from extreme conditions.
Dow Performance Additives will highlight ANGUSâ„˘ Multifunctional Neutralizer Technology, which offers benefits throughout the coating life cycle. AMP™ Multifunctional Neutralizer, the industry standard, offers unrivaled performance, low odor, excellent base strength, efficient pigment dispersion, and enhanced scrub resistance. For formulators who want to develop "green" architectural coatings, AEPDâ„˘™ VOX Multifunctional Neutralizer has the same or better performance characteristics as with AMP, while achieving ultra-low VOC (<5g/L) and odor requirements.
Dow Epoxy has introduced a broad portfolio of epoxy products designed for the civil engineering industry, featuring new, high-performance D.E.H.™ Curing Agents. Its expanded portfolio includes epoxy components, specialty resins, and curing agents, as well as resin blends and formulated hardener solutions to meet specific application requirements. The expanded line is tailored to the civil engineering market for applications such as concrete primers, self-leveling flooring, trowel-applied flooring, industrial flooring, grouts and mortars, concrete crack repair, and coatings for secondary containment. Specialty offerings in the expanded epoxy portfolio include low-emission and waterborne curing agents.
Dow Construction Chemicals (DCC) offers a range of coating and construction chemical technologies that help facilitate high-performance, sustainable and energy efficient products in the building and construction industry. The businessâ€™ new quickset technology for elastomeric roof coatings, RHOPLEX™ EC-3000 Acrylic Polymer, allows coatings to cure quickly after application, even in high-humidity, lower temperatures and overcast conditions. The businessâ€™ decades of experience in water-based chemistries has delivered a line of acrylic polymers for concrete coatings and cure membranes. These technologies not only help improve the durability of concrete and protect it from degradation, but also enhance the aesthetics of concrete surfaces. Finally, painterâ€™s caulk and other sealant formulations made with RHOPLEX™ 4400 Polymer Technology can be freed of the effects of plasticizer, resulting in reduced glossing, paint discoloration and mildew pick-up. In addition to its plasticizer-free benefits, RHOPLEX™ 4400 Polymer also facilitates ultra-low formaldehyde, APEO-free and low VOC formulations.
For more information and a full schedule of Dow technical presentations at ACS, please visit www.dow.com/ACS.
About Dow Coating Materials
Dow Coating Materials is the most innovative coatings raw material supplier in the world; driving fundamental shifts in the coatings industry and moving the market as the experts' expert in coatings solutions. Through its mission of collaboration, inspiration, innovation and growth, the business provides material products, science, technology, and manufacturing solutions to the architectural and industrial coatings industry worldwide. Dow Coating Materials operates 43 manufacturing plants worldwide and 13 dedicated R&D facilities across all major geographic markets where Dow does business. For more information please visit http://www.dow.com/coating.
About Dow Epoxy
With a heritage built on more than 50 continuous years in the industry, Dow Epoxy continues to be a reliable leader in innovative product and technology solutions. The business serves a diverse array of markets and applications, including electrical laminates, civil engineering, composites, infrastructure, consumer goods and more. Dow Epoxy is one of the most vertically-integrated epoxy suppliers in the world, and this position helps provide cost advantages and economies of scale across the value chain, as well as dependable product and service delivery across the globe.
About Dow Performance Additives
With more than 70 years expertise in nitroalkane-based chemistries, Dow Performance Additives is able to help customers reduce formulation work and provide more options in creating multifunctional coating systems with lower VOC/odor, without sacrificing performance through its industry-standard ANGUSâ„˘ Multifunctional Neutralizer Technology. Visit us online www.ANGUS.com.
About Dow Construction Chemicals
With a broad product portfolio in acrylic, redispersible latex powder, and cellulosic technology, Dow Construction Chemicals is a leading supplier to construction product formulators around the world. Dow Construction Chemicals' building science expertise and robust research and development capabilities is based on a 40-year track record in the building and construction industry. We offer in-depth application knowhow as well as effective formulation support to manufacturers of building and construction products around the world - a strong construction-focused business unit supported by global research, technical service and manufacturing facilities. Our worldwide network of research and manufacturing capabilities is well equipped to meet the demands of today's businesses. Customers benefit from global innovations and development across all regions, and can also rely on local resources that understand the specific demands of the regional marketplace. Visit us at www.dowconstructionchemicals.com.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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