BUFFALO GROVE, IL – Global industry leaders in biocides and coating materials have emerged with the acquisition of Rohm and Haas by The Dow Chemical Co. Two of the foremost biocide companies, Dow Biocides and Rohm and Haas Advanced Materials, have been combined into a new business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., named Dow Microbial Control. The Dow Chemical Co. has also formed a new business unit focused on the coatings market, named Dow Coating Materials. Combining the technologies and resources of both Dow and Rohm and Haas, the new business is the leading supplier of architectural paint and industrial coatings raw materials in the world.

Dow Coating Materials will provide a wide range of chemistries and support across many different product lines, including core binder technologies such as latex emulsions (acrylics, vinyl acrylics, styrene acrylics, etc), epoxies, solution vinyl resins and other polymer technologies. Additionally, the business offers a strong portfolio of rheology modifiers, including HASE, HEUR and cellulosic-based products.

The company will also leverage many other product lines within Dow to provide the best possible solution to coating formulators. These include biocides, acrylic monomers, surfactants, polyurethanes and many others.

With the combined resources of Dow Biocides and Rohm and Haas Biocides, the new Dow Microbial Control has a comprehensive offering available to help customers. Offerings include: innovative technologies and delivery methods with a high-performing, sustainable and well-supported portfolio of microbial-control products; a team of experts in microbial-control technologies; expertise and understanding of market-specific needs to provide answers to questions and problems; environmentally preferred products designed to meet evolving regulatory needs; and comprehensive resources available on a local level through regional customer application centers around the world.