Sustainability A new day in Materials Science 2019-10-31 13:51 by Dow APAC Today

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DALPAD™ 292 Coalescents

DALPAD™ 292 Coalescents has a boiling point at 292°C and the water solubility is <1.0wt%. It is designed for the low odor/low VOC emission coating requirement in Asia Pacific, and enables to achieve better coating film performance, such as high film forming efficiency, scrub resistance improvement and film hardness.


Electronic Grade HyPure/ PrimaPure Solvents and Amines

With the trend of device miniaturization in the semiconductor market, the quality requirement of electronic processing chemicals becomes more and more stringent. Dow Industrial Solutions offers HyPure grade solvents and amines with metal spec at ppb level and PrimaPure grade solvents with metal spec at ppt level to address these challenges. The HyPure and PrimaPure grade products offer a controlled low metal concentration, high purity and consistent batch-to-batch quality, to reduce defects and increase yield in lithographic process. Dow’s global manufacturing and supply chain network improve supply reliability to our customers.

ECOFAST™ Pure Sustainable Textile Treatment

ECOFAST™ Pure Sustainable Textile Treatment is a breakthrough technology that enables unique, brighter colors on cotton fabric while reducing water, energy, dye and chemical use.

This patented technology is compatible with reactive, direct and acid dyes and is optimized by pretreating material through pad application followed by typical dyeing methods. Textiles treated with ECOFAST™ Pure include knit and woven fabric, denim and garments.


CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs) and Methoxypolyethylene Glycols (MPEGs)

CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs) and Methoxypolyethylene Glycols (MPEGs) are highly versatile excipients and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) produced to meet the exacting requirements of the pharmaceutical industry but CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEGs and MPEGs do more than meet requirements…they establish industry standards for innovation, performance, flexibility and compliance.

POWERBLOX™ RF-65 Rainfastness Sticker Adjuvant

POWERBLOX™ RF-65 Rainfastness Sticker Adjuvant is specially designed co-polymer sticker that improves pesticide efficiency by forming a film to keep active ingredients in contact with the plant surface, as an activator to resist wash-off by rainfall so as reduce active loss, reduce evaporation, and increase coverage hence to enhance drug efficacy. For use with waterborne formulation as in-can additive and also in tank-mix.


PASCAL™ Vaccum-assisted Foaming Technology

PASCAL™ vaccum-assisted foaming technology is proved to improve up to 10% energy efficiency compared with traditional technologies. The unique ‘vacuum’ system provides improved productivity and density reduction. This system is flexible with a variety of blowing agents including the 4th generation of HFO series.

VORAGUARD™ Dow Polyurethanes Safe Science

VORAGUARD™ Dow Polyurethanes Safe Science is designed for high-resilience foam system to improve the fireproof performance. It is a more eco-friendly and cost competitive solution to produce high-resilience foam for sofa, auto seating and molding high-resilience seating.


VORATHERM™ Construction Insulation System

By using the environmental-friendly blowing agent, VORATHERM™ construction insulation system has zero ozone depletion potential (0-ODP) impact. At the same time, it meets increasingly stringent fire regulations of insulation materials.

VORANOL™ HFO Foaming System

Solstice™ LBA and Formacel® 1100 are the 4th generation HFO blowing agents commercialized globally. Dow Polyurethanes leads the industry to work with domestic appliance manufacturers to develop and commercialize pure HFO and HFO/Cyclopentane co-blowing system. VORANOL™ foaming system shows better processing and demoudability. Foams produced by this system have evenly distributed density, high mechanical strength and improved dimensional stability. It also shows excellent insulation and adhesion performance.


VORANOL™ Dow Polyurethanes Comfort Science

Dow VORANOL™ Visco-elastic & High-resilience foam system can be widely used in furniture and bedding applications. It can provide excellent cushion, supporting and high airflow capability with low odor & VOC, leading the furniture and bedding industry revolution.

DOWSIL™ Additives for Waterborne Wood Coatings

Dow Performance Silicones has applied its deep knowledge of silicone chemistry to produce a range of silicone additives specifically formulated to address the challenges presented by waterborne wood coatings. Formulated for versatility, efficiency and ease of use, DOWSIL™ additives for waterborne wood coatings are compatible with a wide array of binder systems. They are effective at low concentrations – and many offer multiple benefits, which can help you reduce your material costs. Benefits include:

• Slip and gloss

• Improved scratch and mar resistance

• Improved leveling and flow

• Anti-blocking properties

• Foam control

• Improved substrate wetting

• Improved water resistance



Dow VORAMER™ PUR Hot melt adhesive is an eco-friendly product with low VOC and low odor, which provides excellent bonding strength, flexibility and extended open time. Dow helps customers to maximize their values by enabling automation process and design flexibility. It has been used widely in electronics, home appliance and automotive market.

DOWSIL™ 798 Cold and Cleanroom Silicone Sealant

Advanced Silicone Materials for High Performance Building Solutions

DOWSIL™ 798 Cold and Cleanroom Silicone Sealant is specifically formulated for sealing areas in refrigeration units, coldrooms and cleanrooms. It is a one-part neutral curing silicone sealant, suitable for use in either interior or exterior applications where joints are susceptible to mildew.


DOWSIL™ 817 High Modulus Adhesive

Advanced Silicone Materials for High Performance Building Solutions

DOWSIL™ 817 High modulus Adhesive is a one-part silicone sealant for internal fixation of mirrors, coated glass or metal panels onto various substrates and for bonding of glass and back plate in solar thermal panels

• Non-corrosive, odorless, ready to use gun grade sealant which reacts with air moisture

• Excellent unprimed adhesion on most glasses, metals and mirror coatings

• Outstanding resistance to heat and humidity

• Resistant to ozone, ultra-violet radiation and temperature extremes

SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber

Bringing the Performance Benefits of Silicone Elastomers to Additive Manufacturing IMAGINE3D.

SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is a groundbreaking silicone material formulated specifically to combine the performance benefits of silicone rubber with the design and processing advantages of liquid additive manufacturing (LAM) 3D printing.

3D printing with SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber can help optimize your supply chain and eliminate the need for injection-molding machines and tooling. This LSR also can speed up the time to market for new articles in a manner that cannot be achieved through conventional technology.


Dow Protection, Assembly and Optical Materials Solutions for Lighting from Dow Consumer Solutions      

Moldable optical silicones from Dow provide good resistance to ultraviolet (UV) exposure, optical yellowing, and scratching — especially compared with polycarbonate (PC) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plastics. The chemical backbone of silicones makes them heat resistant and particularly well-suited to manage the increasingly high temperatures of new high-power LED lighting systems.  SILASTIC™ Moldable Optical Silicones can deliver refraction, reflection, and diffusion in many forms. Excellent optical clarity and light transmission are combined with resistance to heat, UV and environmental degradation — allowing these silicones to deliver higher lumen density, low haze and scatter and long-term performance.

DOWSIL™ Thermal Gel for Smartphone

DOWSIL™ thermal gel for smartphone. The breakthrough technologies of this re-workable and operating temperature curable thermal conductive silicone gel addresses the new tool for smartphone and 5G telecom base station thermal management.

The world’s first thermal conductive silicone gel brings an innovative combination of processing and performance benefits from both thermal putty and thermal pad which are the popular types at the current stage. This revolutionary innovation addresses the most daunting challenge faced in thermal management of smartphones, telecom base stations, as well as in transportation control units.

As a dispensable product, DOWSIL™ TC-3015 can be integrated into automated processes, avoiding the need for time-consuming application like the fabricated thermal pads. Curable at operating temperature, it doesn’t need a separate curing process. It cures to form a thermally conductive gel to efficiently transfer heat from the chipset.


PRIMAL™ RN-1000V Emulsion

Dow PRIMAL™ Bio-based Acrylic Emulsion uses natural plants replacing fossil for raw material source, which leads to low carbon footprint. The polymer not only enables the formulated paints to get USDA Bio-based Certification, but also offers excellent properties with ultra-low odor, low VOC, low emission and formaldehyde abatement function.

Primer-Hybrid Solution

Dow Hybrid emulsion is specially designed for 1K sealer applications. It offers excellent penetration performance into various inorganic substrates, fast drying speed, good adhesion to substrates and inter-coat adhesion to topcoats.


MidCoat-PRIMAL™ EMP Emulsion

Dow PRIMAL™ EMP EMULSION is a specially designed acrylic polymer for the Stone Paint market. The polymer design of PRIMAL™ EMP Emulsion offers invariant surface appearance under different curing conditions, along with uniform drying speed from bottom to surface of the Stone Paint. Stone Paint formulations based on PRIMAL™ EMP Emulsion offer very good mechanical stability, good adhesion and storage stability.

Top Coat-PROSPERSE™ 200 + PRIMAL™ TX-125

PROSPERSE™ 200 Hydroxyl Acrylic is specifically designed for reaction with water-dispersible polyisocyanates for coating applications. Water-borne polyurethane coatings based on this acrylic polyol have very good pencil hardness and flexibility. In addition, films based on this emulsion are weather durable and resistant to water and chemicals.


High Performance Footwear

High Performance Footwear: Dow provides innovative ethylene copolymer,Polyolefin Elastomer(POE) and Olefin Block Copolymer (OBC) material to meet the light weight, high resilience, long durability and sustainability needs from footwear brand owners.

CANVERA™ Technology

CANVERA™ polyolefin dispersions are a break-through innovation addressing the stringent performance requirements of the food and beverage metal packaging industry. The safety profile of Dow's polyolefin dispersions is based on the needs of consumers and brand owners seeking to control the use of materials of concern present in incumbent and alternative epoxy, acrylic, and polyester coating technologies such as BPA, monomers, cross-linkers, and oligomers.


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