Univar Solutions Inc. announced it is expanding its longtime distribution partnership with Dow into Germany. With the addition of a wide variety of DOWSIL™ silicone additives and DOWSIL™ silicone resins, Univar Solutions continues to strengthen its coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers (CASE) and industrial products portfolio in the region for paint and coatings applications.

"We are thrilled to build upon our global relationship with Dow and expand our silicones portfolio. Dow has been an innovative leader in the high-performance silicone space for decades. As longstanding distribution partners, we know that together we can help deliver business and technical success for customers across the globe," said Chris Fitzgerald, global vice president of Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers and Rubber and Plastic Additives for Univar Solutions. "Our silicones customers in Germany will continue to benefit from the same high level of reliable and consistent service and outstanding technical expertise found at our Essen Solution Center, along with a more expansive product portfolio to help accelerate their innovation and growth."

Silicone additives and resins offer a complementary combination of benefits designed to perform throughout a wide range of critical functions for paint and coatings applications spanning a wide variety of industrial and consumer markets. Created for waterborne and solvent-borne formulations, silicone additives are used to provide thermal and moisture resistance, improved weatherability, color and gloss retention, compliance with VOC regulations, and organic resin compatibility. Versatility, ease of use, and high efficiency at low concentration levels make silicone additives and resins for paints and coatings an attractive and more sustainable solution for many manufacturers around the globe.

Univar reports that its Essen Solution Center is a key technical resource in the region as the company works with customers and suppliers like Dow to deliver innovative solutions in the paint and coatings markets. Supported by technical innovation at its expansive network of solution centers, a global distribution footprint, and supply chain expertise, Univar Solutions offers a comprehensive customer experience, from product development through ongoing brand support.

To learn more, visit www.univarsolutions.com/suppliers/dow