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Dow Introduces VORANOL™ 223-060LM Polyether Polyol for Adhesive Formulations

Published on 2012-09-26. Author : SpecialChem

Midland, MI -- Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is pleased to announce the launch of VORANOL™ 223-060LM Polyether Polyol. A cost-effective, high-performance polyol, VORANOL 223-060LM Polyether Polyol has proved to be a viable replacement in select traditional polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) applications, with the additional advantage of easier processing due to its low viscosity. This new product meets a significant industry need for competitive solutions for polyurethane formulations development.

VORANOL 223-060LM Polyether Polyol is a high-performance polyurethane product that forms the backbone for a wide variety of adhesive, sealant and elastomer formulations. Market applications include transportation, construction, packaging, electronics and more. VORANOL 223-060LM Polyether Polyol offers the following advantages:
  • Demonstrates high performance and excellent mechanical properties
  • Cost-effective
  • Retains performance in high heat environments
  • High reactivity and maintains consistent performance
  • Enables broader processing latitude due to its low viscosity
  • Wide variety of applications

"Dow is constantly working to develop innovative solutions for our customers to help meet their specific formulation and processing needs," said Bill Reeves, North American business director, Dow Polyurethanes. "Our new VORANOL offering is just one example of a Dow product that does just that. Our customers wanted an alternative to more expensive PTMEG. So we delivered a cost-effective and high-performing solution with VORANOL. This is truly a customer-driven solution."

VORANOL 223-060LM Polyether Polyol can be used in a wide variety of applications. Dow Polyurethanes offers extensive expertise to work with customers to develop the right formulation that meets their needs.

About Dow Polyurethanes

Dow is one of the world's largest producer of propylene oxide (PO), propylene glycol (PG), and polyether polyols, and is a leading producer of quality aromatic isocyanates, such as MDI. Dow's polyurethane products enhance a broad range of applications including construction, automotive, furniture, bedding, appliance, decorative molding, athletic equipment and more. The business provides key ingredients, systems and solutions for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and binders. PASCAL™ Technology exemplifies Dow's ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical consumer needs.

About 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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