Dow Launches New Construction Chemicals Business Unit
September 13, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - The Dow Chemical Co. has announced the formation of Dow Construction Chemicals, a new business within the Dow Advanced Materials portfolio that combines certain capabilities of legacy Rohm and Haas Co., acquired in April of 2009, and legacy Dow Wolff Cellulosics, formed in 2007. The new business unit will deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to manufacturers of building and construction products around the world.
Dow Construction Chemicals offers technology platforms and application know how in acrylic, redispersible latex powder and cellulosic chemistries. The business is focused on providing additive and formulation solutions to manufacturers of construction products such as elastomeric roof coatings, external insulation and finish systems (EIFS), specialty cements, insulation, caulks, and sealants.
In addition to its core technologies, Dow Construction Chemicals plans to draw upon Dow’s capabilities in polyurethanes, epoxies, synthetic rheology modifiers, biocides and other chemical fields to broaden its product base with new market solutions.