Dow is using the ECS to share the personal stories behind some of its most enduring and popular technologies, alongside introducing a suite of its latest generation developments.
The innovation-themed program from Dow is designed to highlight the power of partnerships and persistence to facilitate advances and scientific breakthroughs in the paints and coatings industries. It will also show how cultivating connections across the business and technology spectrums supports inspirational ideas, and helps to achieve a shared path to growth.
Dow Coating Materials offers a comprehensive menu of solutions, ranging from binders to additives, pure acrylics to hybrids. With chemistry ranging from PU-based materials to isocyanate-free options, and silicone-based designs to tailored rheology modifiers, the business is devoted to sourcing the best possible building blocks of raw materials to suit its customers’ hugely varied requirements.
Examples of technology on display in Hall 4A stand 206 include:
Water-based pure acrylic technology for exterior coatings, designed to drive sustainability benefits and bring brightness and durability to formulations, even in tough environments. Highlights include the latest PRIMAL ST-410 for woodstains & composite decking, offering an optimised stabilisation system for controlled erosion, and two-in-one primer PRIMAL PR-45.
New acrylics for white and clear joinery topcoats, offering excellent colour retention and adhesion as well as low water uptake and weathering gloss - even after minimal drying, supporting increased line speeds.
Exciting formaldehyde abatement technology, FORMASHIELD, used in the development of the PRIMAL SF-208 binder, which removes formaldehyde from indoor air and converts it to harmless water vapor.
Additives such as the latest rheology modifier ACRYSOL RM-3030, an ICI builder which offers formulation flexibility alongside levelling and sag balance designed to deliver a smooth paint film - as well as excellent colour acceptance and outstanding surface aesthetics.
Innovative chemistry for industrial and concrete coatings in the form of MAINCOTE Acrylic Epoxy Hybrid technology, created to offer one of the best features of water-borne epoxy dispersions and acrylic/epoxy systems, yet with better UV stability and productivity, thanks to increased pot life and faster return to service.
New developments driving sustainability and faster drying times in direct-to-metal coating: MAINCOTE HG acrylic water-borne resins offer opportunities to convert to water-based, low VOC* formulations without compromising on corrosion resistance, flow, hardness, or chemical resistance.
Progressive can coating technology with innovative CANVERA Polyolefin Dispersions, created using BLUEWAVE Technology which facilitates the development of ultra-thin, thermoplastic film coatings that can be spray-applied from water-borne formulations to the inside of cans.
The latest developments in FASTRACK water-borne binders for road-markings, with sports stadium owners increasingly showing interest in the quick-set technology and enhanced line visibility, alongside highways authorities looking for sustainable yet effective marking solutions.
* VOC substances are not intentionally added and are not knowingly introduced from another raw material.