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Dow Coating Materials Presents Novel Surfactants to Address Environmental Regulations

Published on 2009-09-14. Author : SpecialChem

HORGEN, Switzerland -- Dow Coating Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company dedicated to innovation in the paint and coatings industry, presented a paper entitled "Next-Generation Surfactants for Environmental Regulations in Architectural Applications" at the 19th Annual SLF Congress in Sandefjord, Norway, from 7-8 September 2009.

The paper was presented by Dr. Luis Madrigal and highlighted the development of novel surfactants allowing coating formulators to more easily comply with existing and upcoming EU environmental regulations. It describes Dow's development of a new surfactant exhibiting equivalent or better dispersing properties than traditional APE based products. The paper also demonstrated how the use of high through-put formulation and testing allows the exploration of a wide formulation space for the evaluation of new additives for coatings.

The SLF Congress is organized by the SLF (Federation of Scandinavian Paint and Varnish Technologies) and NMLF (Norsk Maling- og Lakkteknisk Forening) - Norwegian Society for Paint and Varnish Technology.

About Dow Coating Materials:

Dow Coating Materials is the premier supplier of products and technologies to architectural and industrial coatings manufacturers worldwide. Combining the extensive resources of Dow and recently-acquired Rohm and Haas Company, the new business provides formulators a wide range of chemistries and support across many different product lines, including core binder technologies, additives and solvents. Additionally, Dow Coating Materials operates 13 dedicated R&D labs across all major geographies where Dow does business.

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. 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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