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Dow Microbial Control & Valspar Unite to Protect Coatings from Antimicrobials

Published on 2011-06-22. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI, China -- Dow Microbial Control partnered with Valspar to launch the inaugural Innovation Day in Shunde, Guangdong Province. This event not only represented the business innovative strategy of "Innovate with Customers," "In China, For China," and a global vision, but also demonstrated its firm commitment to growing with customers together.

Vincent Zeng, Dow Microbial Control Greater China Commercial Manager, attended the event with Dr. Qu Xianghua, Technical Manager, and Liang Shuang, Microbial Control expert. They elaborated to all the participants about Dow's innovative products and technologies to provide antimicrobial protection for paint and coatings, customized antimicrobial solution for Valspar's specific market needs, and Dow's Microbial Control Technical Quality Inspection Center established last year. Other guests present at the Innovation Day were Dr. Robert G. Duan, Technical Director of Valspar Asia, and Scot Kastens, President of Huarun Coating, as well as management and R&D team from Valspar-Huarun. Both parties conducted in-depth discussions on the coating industry's anti-corrosion and anti-mildew technologies, and on their joint efforts in developing innovative performance products, thereby laying a solid foundation for closer bilateral collaboration in the future. As part of the Innovation Day activities, participants visited the product exhibition at the Valspar R&D Center and gained a deeper understanding of Valspar's research and development needs for products and technologies.

"Events like Innovation Day are great opportunities for us to communicate with customers and other partners, enabling us to make joint efforts and fulfill our huge innovative potential," stated Vincent Zeng, Dow Microbial Control Greater China Commercial Manager. "We have full confidence to provide Valspar with reliable antimicrobial solution via the state-of-the-art customer application center of Dow Microbial Control in China, and will give full support to Valspar in developing innovative performance products."

Dow Microbial Control boasts leading expertise and a complete portfolio of microbial control products to help solve all kinds of microbial problems including plant hygiene, in-can preservation, dry-film protection and antimicrobial coating, etc and meets the evolving regulatory needs of our customers. Dow Microbial Control Quality Inspection Center, in particular, brings together the experts and laboratory facilities of Dow Microbial Control Technical Customer Application Center. It is therefore well positioned to providing specialized monitoring and testing of microbial biocides and preservatives, while helping customers solve the problems of microbial control, from specialty products to commercialization.

"As a world-leading coating company, Valspar champions the concept of openness and innovation, and an important element of this concept is external partnership and sharing of resources. Dow is the largest and most respected chemical company in the world, and it shares a similar concept to ours," commented Dr. Robert G. Duan, Technical Director of Valspar Asia, at the event. "I'm extremely delighted to see these two companies working together towards a common goal, and developing break-through technologies for the coating industry. Innovation Day has been a great success, marking a good beginning to our closer collaboration in the long run."

Vincent Zeng further pointed out, "Innovation is a cornerstone of Dow's philosophy, and is also a driving force for Dow's global strategic transformation. Adhering to a technology-driven and customer-oriented approach, Dow will continue to seek efficient, profitable, and sustainable solutions that benefit customers and even drive forward the progress of human society."

As the exclusive sponsor in the Chemical and Material Sciences category of the United States Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, Dow provided all-round support for the pavilion, and its innovative solutions were applied in many Expo construction projects. In addition, the official opening of the Shanghai Dow Center reaffirms Dow's enhanced innovative capability in China. Dow is committed to becoming a powerhouse of innovation in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and to innovating with customers both at home and abroad.

About Dow Microbial Control

Dow Microbial Control innovates with science and technology to provide long-term viable and sustainable microbial control. Our comprehensive global offering provides customers with solutions to optimize formulations, including high performing and technically supported selection of registered actives and products. With world-class people organization-wide and a broad portfolio of microbial control technologies, Dow Microbial Control can help solve most any microbial control problem. From specialty to highly regulated and non-regulated, the company has the experience and essentials for more sustainable microbial protection for products and processes.

About Dow

Dow combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" 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 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

About The Valspar Corporation

The Valspar Corporation is one of the global leaders in the paint and coatings industry. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality and the best customer service in the coatings industry.

Source: Dow Microbial Control

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