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2021.02.04

Dow’s FASTRACK™ Technology supplies long-lasting, reflective road stripes with integrity

  • Traffic paints formulated with FASTRACK™ Binders are time-tested and field-proven to offer exceptional performance in
    adverse conditions.
  • Dow has developed new DURATRACK™ two-component (2K) technology for broad area markings, including green bike lanes.

COLLEGEVILLE, PA. – February 4, 2021 – Dow (NYSE:DOW) announces its newly developed DURATRACK™ 2K Technology for broad area markings, including green bike lanes. Dow’s green bike lane coatings offer the handling and spray ability of a waterborne system, with the performance and durability of a 2K system. This innovation yields pleasing results such as superior adhesion, skid-resistance, UV durability and quick drying time, while enhancing workzone safety through a speedy and efficient installation process. Dow is partnering with local and city road officials to install real-world trials to demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach to deliver cost-savings and enhance safety for cyclists and drivers alike.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the need for more cities to provide safe multi-modal transportation solutions,” said Dr. Joy Gallagher, global segment leader for Road Markings at Dow. “Bike lanes give citizens an efficient alternative to getting around while also promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Learn more about Dow’s green bike lane technology, safety, and cost efficiency during ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo on Thursday, February 11 at 1 p.m. EST. The session will be hosted by Dr. Eric Greyson, development leader for Dow Industrial and Functional Coatings, who will be joined by Cindy McCormick, deputy director of Public Right of Way for the City of Lancaster, PA and Douglas Dolinar, president of Guidemark, Inc. Interested participants are invited to register online.

Dow’s flagship road marking resins, FASTRACK™ 2706 Emulsion and FASTRACK™ 3427 Emulsion, have been helping customers formulate reflective pavement markings that meet performance and sustainability requirements for decades. Dow’s commitment to sustainable innovation has led to the development of:

FASTRACK™ 5408A Emulsion, the next generation all-acrylic binder for waterborne pavement markings, offering improved durability for year-round visibility, and extended seasonal application without compromising dry time versus existing waterborne technologies.

FASTRACK™ HD-21A Emulsion, Dow’s high-build solution, offering excellent durability and longer service life, meets the Federal TTP-1952 Type III specification. Given the critical role of the polymer in paint performance, it is important for DOTs to be confident in the quality of the materials used in the paints applied to their roadways.

Dow has remained committed for over 25 years to pushing boundaries in road marking technology while continuing to provide a durable acrylic backbone and a patented quick-dry chemistry that delivers exceptional performance— no matter the conditions. Dow offers a proven track record of reliable supply and breakthrough technology that continues to benefit the entire value chain. For more information about Dow’s road marking solutions portfolio, visit dow.com/fastrack.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.
 

For further information, please contact:

Milan Revels
+1 404 432 3778
msrevels@dow.com