SINGAPORE – Dow Microbial Control customers in the Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand regions will have improved access to global technical expertise and research and development (R&D) tools following the launch of Dow Microbial Control Academy in Singapore. The academy is a multipurpose educational institution focused on the transmission, expansion and application of microbial-control knowledge. Dow Microbial Control is a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow).

Vipul Shah, President for Southeast Asia & India/Pakistan of The Dow Chemical Co., along with Mark Henning, Dow Microbial Control Global General Manager, were on-site to mark the occasion and share information on R&D with more than 90 customers from a spectrum of industries including paint and coatings, plastics and chemicals. Celso Magri, Global Marketing Manager, conducted a seminar on new concepts in microbial control, highlighting Dow Microbial Control’s focus on responsible innovation. This was the academy’s inaugural training course, and all the customers were awarded with the academy certificate cup.

The academy is designed to provide Dow Microbial Control customers in the region with easy and continuous access to educational opportunities, regulatory support, technical expertise and R&D tools through both online platforms and customized training sessions. This enables customers to be constantly informed on regional best practices that will benefit their businesses.

Besides providing extensive resources such as training sessions and research updates, Dow Microbial Control offers customers science and technology expertise through its Customer Application Center based in Singapore.

Dow Microbial Control Customer Application Centers feature state-of-the-art labs and contain a dedicated application and challenge testing laboratory. Each is fully staffed with technology experts and equipment, including TAUNOVATE™ high-throughput optimization capabilities.