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ANGUS Customer Application Centers and VOC-free AEPD VOX 1000 Help Indian Formulators Meet Regulations

Mumbai - March 04, 2010

The need to reduce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) continues to be an important trend in the paints and coatings marketplace, with stringent regulations put in practice by many governing bodies. ANGUS Chemical Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, is helping Indian paint formulators create paints and finishes that are VOC and odour-free to comply with consumer concerns and government regulations. ANGUS now offers two multifunctional amines that present paint formulators regulatory benefits, as well as multifunctional performance: AMP™ Multifunctional Amine and the new AEPD™ VOX 1000 Multifunctional Amine for interior water-based paints.

“It is important to use a neutralizing agent that provides the highest quality of physical properties while meeting stringent regulations,” said Jon Fedders, global strategic marketing manager, ANGUS. “Providing the same multifunctional performance as our industry standard AMP, AEPD VOX 1000 is one tool we can offer to formulators to help them achieve a quality product they can market as a no odour, no VOC paint.”

AEPD VOX 1000 Neutralizing Amine can help formulators achieve zero VOC (<5 g/L) paints without compromising product quality. Other attributes offered by AEPD VOX 1000 include:

  • Assurance that the quality of paint is maintained by offering all the functionality of AMP
  • Improved workplace conditions and the ability to market low odor paints as AEPD VOX 1000 has very low odour and gives no detectable odour in pain
  • Cost optimization tools helping to minimize the total VOC through raw material reduction relative to multifunctional characteristics
  • High neutralizing efficiency without significant cost contribution to the paint formulator
  • Longer shelf life products by keeping formulation stability high
  • Pigment and dispersant cost reductions by providing co-dispersing properties
  • Increased open time, thus allowing higher quality paint

"Innovation and a commitment to sustainability are additional components of our company’s growth strategy,” said Vikas Kumar, ANGUS regional commercial manager for India. “We have strengthened our leadership position in the region by making significant investments in research and development, as well as our regional Customer Application Center (CAC) located in Mumbai. The CAC gives direct access to industry experts who understand the local needs and challenges and provides customers the testing and formulation support they need to stay competitive in the global marketplace.”

ANGUS Chemical Company

ANGUS Chemical Company continues to develop and deliver distinct nitroalkane-based chemistries for customers in applications as diverse as paints and coatings, personal care and cosmetics, metalworking fluids, water treatment, biological buffers, solvents and thinners, wood adhesives, pharmaceutical and agricultural intermediates. Aligned as a market-focused, problem-solving specialty chemicals business, ANGUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Visit us online www.ANGUS.com.

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Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) is committed to consistent growth through its strength as a science and technology leader, its experience as a leading chemical company, and its engagement with the communities in which it operates. With around 1000 employees in 11 locations across the country, Dow India provides products and solutions for important segments of Indian industry including building and construction, plastics and packaging, water and health, food and pharma, automotive, electronics, and renewable energy. Dow India has established three Centers of Excellence in the areas of Engineering (Chennai), Research & Development (Pune) and Transactional Services and Expertise (Mumbai) as well as three manufacturing sites and a variety of commercial offices. As a responsible corporate citizen, Dow India provides free artificial limbs and technology development for the 'Jaipur Foot' initiative; built homes through the 'Habitat for Humanity' Jimmy Carter Work Project, and provides water purification technology to help supply clean drinking water to villages in India. Further information can be found at www.dow.in.


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Roysten D’mello
Dow India
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Danielle Beerhalter Leheny
ANGUS Chemical Company Communications
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