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[December 03, 2012]

Dow Coating Materials to Expand Dispersants Production to Meet Increasing Worldwide Customer Demand

MIDLAND, Mich. --(Business Wire)--

Dow Coating Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has announced plans to expand production of its Dispersants product line in response to rapidly increasing demand from customers across the globe. Additional production of TAMOL™ and OROTAN™ High-Performance Hydrophobically Modified Copolymer Dispersants from Dow is slated to begin in Q1 2013 following a rigorous scale-up and qualification process. The additional TAMOL Dispersant will be produced for:

  • Architectural and Industrial coatings manufacturers
  • Hygiene and Medical applications
  • Personal and Home Care products

"TAMOL™ and OROTAN™ High-Performance Dispersants from Dow have filled a significant market need for the coatings industry, as well as other Dow businesses in North America and worldwide," explained Jose Maria Bermudez, NA business director, Dow Coating Materials North America. "We're very pleased to be investing in expanded production capabilities in order to meet growing demand and broaden our manufacturing footprint."

TAMOL Dispersants from Dow offer formulators a diverse selection of polyacid, hydrophilic copolymer, and hydrophobic copolymer dispersants to meet a variety of formulation demands. TAMOL Dispersants offer a brod range of performance benefits to coatings such as excellent efficiency, gloss enhancement, pigment wetting, stability and color acceptance.


"Investing in expanded dispersant production continues Dow's ongoing objective to bring new products and technology innovations to market faster than ever before," continued Bermudez. "Customers rely on our 30-plus years of extensive performance data and deep coatings expertise in order to meet their rigorous production and innovation goals. We are the recognized leader in our industry, backed by the largest investment in R&D and distribution capabilities of Dow. At the same time, we are structured to provide our partners with unique flexibility and turn-key response across every area of our business."

About Dow Coating Materials

Dow Coating Materials is the most innovative coatings raw material supplier in the world; driving fundamental shifts in the coatings industry and moving the market as the experts' expert in coatings solutions. Through its mission of collaboration, inspiration, innovation and growth, the business provides material products, science, technology, and manufacturing solutions to the architectural and industrial coatings industry worldwide. Dow Coating Materials operates 43 manufacturing plants worldwide and 13 dedicated R&D facilities across all major geographic markets where Dow does business. For more information please visit http://www.dow.com/coating.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology 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 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.


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