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Dow Reichhold Strengthens Adhesives Research Team - Sandra Case Joins Dow Reichhold

Published on 2007-08-14. Author : SpecialChem

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina -- Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex recently bolstered the company's research capabilities in adhesives through a new team addition, Sandra Case, who has joined Dow Reichhold as a research associate. Case has a strong track record in researching and helping commercialize new adhesives formulations used across a wide range of industries.

"Sandra is a strong strategic addition to the product development team at Dow Reichhold," explained Galen Hatfield, vice president for development for the company. "Her experience and strong knowledge of the chemistry behind different adhesive solutions will allow us to explore new latex-based product solutions, as well as new application areas for our products."

Case joins Dow Reichhold from LORD Corporation, where she worked as a research scientist in structural adhesive product development. She has a doctorate in polymer chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Dow Reichhold is a leading manufacturer of latexes for specialty adhesives formulations used in applications such as foil-scrim-kraft construction, paper tape saturation and release coats, and general-purpose laminating adhesives for packaging and HVAC uses. Latex-based raw materials from Dow Reichhold help adhesives formulators impart critical functionality, including strength, ignition resistance, UV or water resistance, as well as superior bonding properties.

About Dow Reichhold

Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex LLC is a 50/50 joint venture of The Dow Chemical Company and Reichhold, Inc. The joint venture is the world's largest producer of specialty latex. The company is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, U.S.A., with operations worldwide.

Source: Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex

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