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Dow Expands Portfolio of Epoxy Products Featuring High-performance Curing Agents

Published on 2012-05-01. Author : SpecialChem

Midland, MI -- Dow Epoxy, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has introduced a broad portfolio of epoxy products designed for the civil engineering industry, featuring new, high-performance D.E.H.™ curing agents. Dow will highlight its expanded product portfolio at the 2012 American Coatings Show next week and will present a paper at the technical conference entitled, "Development of New Low Emission Epoxy Curing Agents for Ambient Cure Applications". The paper will be presented on Wednesday, May 9th.

The company said 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 addition of these products increases the company's ability to help offer epoxy solutions to meet specific formulation, application and end-use performance needs. The products, which came to Dow through the acquisition of European curing agent producer UPPC GmbH, have a proven performance record throughout Europe.

Dow Epoxy said its line includes products for the civil engineering industry in such applications as concrete primers, self-leveling flooring, trowelable 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. The innovative, low-emission series curing agents facilitate low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) formulations and low odor. These products are ideal for use in indoor spaces, such as schools and hospitals, where users experience prolonged exposure to flooring emissions. The next-generation D.E.H. 800 waterborne series curing agents are ideal for use in flooring and indoor locations where organic solvents need to be avoided. Benefits include low odor, rapid drying and curing for faster application, and curing ability at low temperatures to enable application in a variety of climates and seasons.

"Now our customers can look to Dow as a one-stop source for epoxy solutions," said Brendy Lange, North American Marketing Manager, Dow Epoxy. "We intend to combine our expertise in epoxy components in combination with our deep technical support offering to help our customers achieve their objectives."

The expansion of the Dow product portfolio represents the latest advancement in the company's more than 50 years of leadership in epoxy thermoset technology. Dow's strong commitment to customers is underscored by its global manufacturing network and vertical integration, which helps secure consistent and reliable supply of epoxy products. A broad and ongoing innovation pipeline - part of Dow's $1.6 billion annual investment in research & development – ensures that its epoxy product offering will continue to expand with new and improved products and technology to meet our customers' future needs.

About Dow

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.

Source: Dow


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