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Dow Introduces ECHELON™ MU 290 Specialty Isocyanate

Published on 2009-10-30. Author : SpecialChem

HORGEN, Switzerland -- Dow has commercially launched ECHELON™ MU 290 specialty isocyanate, a uretonimine-modified methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI)-based solution for adhesives, sealants, elastomers and coatings applications. ECHELON MU 290 offers a number of benefits including improved clarity and greater handling and storage flexibility.

"By expanding our ECHELON family with this new product, Dow is demonstrating its commitment to bringing new and differentiated materials for use in adhesives, sealants, coatings and elastomers," says Janet English, Dow Polyurethanes' global marketing manager for adhesives, sealants, and elastomers.

ECHELON MU 290 features innovative chemistry, improved shelf life, and reduced emissions compared to conventional Dow products. ECHELON MU 290 also offers good compatibility for mixing and improved clarity for the creation of products with lighter color requirements. ECHELON MU 290 can be used for the production of quasi and full prepolymers, and also for two-component urethane coatings, adhesives, sealants and solid and microcellular elastomers.

From a material handling and usage standpoint, ECHELON MU 290 is a liquid product offering improved shelf life and low temperature flexibility, allowing it to be stored more economically and conveniently at room temperature than pure MDI. Its low temperature storage stability alleviates concerns associated with the crystallization of pure MDI during shipping and handling.

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About Dow Polyurethanes

Dow Polyurethanes, a business group within of The Dow Chemical Company and its affiliates including Dow Europe GmbH, is one of the world's largest producers of propylene oxide (PO), polyether polyols, and is a leading producer of quality aromatic isocyanates, such as MDI and TDI, an essential component of polyether polyols. Dow's polyurethane products and fully formulated polyurethane systems are used for a broad range of applications including construction, automotive, appliance, furniture, bedding and shoe soles to decorative molding, athletic equipment, and more. The business manufactures and markets rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and binders. Dow also offers the latest in polyol technology with RENUVA™ Renewable Resource Technology and VORANOL™ VORACTIV™ polyols, part of an ongoing initiative by Dow to lead the industry in providing high-performance products.

About Dow

Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in approximately 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. In 2008, Dow had annual sales of $57.5 billion and employed approximately 46,000 people worldwide. The Company has 150 manufacturing sites in 35 countries and produces approximately 3,300 products. On April 1, 2009, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas Company, a global specialty materials company with sales of $10 billion in 2008, 98 manufacturing sites in 30 countries and approximately 15,000 employees worldwide.

Source: Dow Chemical Company


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