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Dow Corning & Univar to Present Silicone Additives, Resins and Coatings at ACS 2012

Published on 2012-05-03. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, Michigan/ REDMOND, Washington -- Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor, and Dow Corning Corporation, a leading supplier of innovative silicones solutions for the coatings industry will exhibit at the 2012 American Coatings Show, at Booth 811.

Dow Corning and Univar will feature a broad range of innovative Dow Corning® brand silicone additives and resins. Booth visitors will learn how Dow Corning® brand additives help improve the wetting, slip and levelling, foam control, or water resistance of waterborne, solvent-based or UV-cured coatings and inks. Dow Corning will also offer details about its new Dow Corning® 3055 Resin for creating polysiloxane hybrids for epoxy, acrylics and urethane high performance coatings.

Univar will have a global team of technical development specialists on site to answer questions and share market insights and trends occurring across its coatings portfolio. The team will also connect customers with other suppliers at the show to help identify new formulation trends and solve formulation challenges.

"Univar brings a unique and valuable perspective to Dow Corning's paints and coatings industry customers," said James Stange, Coatings Area Marketer for North America with Dow Corning. "Univar's team of skilled technical experts can quickly step in to solve customer formulation challenges and provide technical support. Univar's service coupled with Dow Corning's ability to offer a fast and efficient ordering process makes our customers' lives easier."

Dow Corning offers a comprehensive selection of innovative silicon-based additives, resins and binders for the coatings industry, plus a broad range of construction chemicals. In addition to materials, the company provides supportive services and solutions tailored to the industry's specific business needs.

"We are always looking for the most effective ways to work with and serve our customers," said Christopher Ernst, Coatings and Adhesives Industry Director at Univar. "The coatings industry's material and supply needs are specific and demanding. The combination of Dow Corning and Univar creates a unique offering of silicone materials and market expertise that customers not only expect, but significantly value."

About Dow Corning

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company's Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning's global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

About Univar

Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of 300 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2011, Univar reported sales of $9.7 billion.

Source: Univar


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