The Dow Chemical Co. has
formed a new business unit focused on the coatings market following Dow’s
acquisition of Rohm and Haas in April 2009. Dow Coating Materials combines the
resources and technologies of Dow Coating Solutions and the recently acquired
Rohm and Haas Paint and Coating Materials.
“As the world’s largest and
most technologically advanced developer of raw materials for the coatings
industry, our primary focus is to enable the coatings innovations of both today
and tomorrow,” said Luis Fernandez, vice president of Dow Coatings Materials.
“At the same time, we understand that Dow is not the primary driving force
behind innovation in this industry. Our customers, who include the premier
formulators of architectural and industrial coatings in the world, understand
the current and growing demands of the industry. We are here to make sure they
have the raw materials and technology support they need to stay ahead of those
Dow Coatings Materials
provides a range of chemistries and support across many different product
lines, including core binder technologies such as latex emulsions (acrylics,
vinyl acrylics, styrene acrylics, etc), epoxies, solution vinyl resins and
other polymer technologies. In addition, the business offers a strong portfolio
of rheology modifiers, including HASE, HEUR and cellulosic-based products.
The company will also
leverage many other product lines within Dow to provide the best possible
solution to coating formulators. These include biocides, acrylic monomers,
surfactants, polyurethanes and many others.
This access to diverse
products, technologies and expertise across diverse coatings applications will
enable Dow Coatings Materials to aggressively research new solutions and work
with customers to identify the technologies they need to meet specific industry
needs, such as: reducing environmental impact; improving environmental
durability (e.g. UV stability, corrosion resistance, dirt pickup resistance);
reducing application and life cycle costs; enabling “smart” coating
functionality; and more.
For more information, visit www.dow.com