With the addition of a wide variety of DOWSIL Silicone Additives and DOWSIL Silicone Resins, Univar continues to strengthen its coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers (CASE) and industrial products portfolio in the region for paint and coatings applications.
“We are thrilled to build upon our global relationship with Dow and expand our silicones portfolio. Dow has been an innovative leader in the high-performance silicone space for decades. As longstanding distribution partners, we know that together we can help deliver business and technical success for customers across the globe,” said Chris Fitzgerald, global VP of Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Elastomers and Rubber and Plastic Additives for Univar Solutions. “Our silicones customers will continue to benefit from the same high level of reliable and consistent service and outstanding technical expertise.”
Silicone additives and resins offer a complementary combination of benefits designed to perform throughout a wide range of critical functions for paint and coatings applications spanning various industrial and consumer markets. Created for water-borne and solvent-borne formulations, silicone additives are used to provide thermal and moisture resistance, improved weatherability, color, and gloss retention.
This includes compliance with volatile organic compounds (VOC) regulations, and organic resin compatibility. Versatility, ease of use, and high efficiency at low concentration levels make silicone additives and resins for paints and coatings an attractive and more sustainable solution for many manufacturers around the globe.
Univar Solutions’ Essen Solution Center is a key technical resource in the region as the company works with customers and suppliers like Dow to deliver innovative solutions in the paint and coatings markets. Supported by technical innovation at its expansive network of Solution Centers, a global distribution footprint, and supply chain expertise, Univar Solutions delivers a comprehensive customer experience, from product development through ongoing brand support.