UCON™ Oil Soluble Polyalkylene Glycol Technology is Now Available to the Australian Lubricants Market

Midland, MI - May 19, 2014

Dow has granted Australia access to the advantages offered by oil-soluble polyalkylene glycol (PAG) technologies through global registration of UCON™ OSP. UCON™ OSP complies with the enacted Global Inventories which include Canada, European Union, Greater China, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, the USA, and most recently Australia.

"Mining is a key industry in Australia − calling for more advanced and higher performance lubricant solutions," said Jerry Chen, Asia Pacific strategic marketing leader. "Australia has not had access to the benefits of an oil-soluble PAG chemistry. Regional formulators and global lubricant marketers will now be able to bring differentiated products to market that are enhanced with UCON™ OSP."

National regulatory restrictions are a growing challenge and drive complexity on a global scale. Customers depend on a global supplier that can manage this level of complexity and serve them where they do business.

Dow is accountable for staying on top of global standards and regulations, keeping customers informed and compliant. Dow actively pursues registrations for its lubricant base-stocks and additives in all key global markets as countries develop new registries. A case in point, Taiwan will soon be enacting its own registry and Dow has taken the initiative to pre-file for UCON™ OSP registration.

To learn how you can benefit from UCON™ OSPs or how to get more out of your lubricant, visit www.dowosp.com. You can also download a technical data sheet and request a sample.

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