Performance Materials & Coatings

Performance Materials & Coatings includes industry-leading franchises that deliver a wide array of solutions into consumer and infrastructure end markets. The segment consists of two global businesses: Coatings & Performance Monomers and Consumer Solutions. These businesses primarily utilize the acrylics-, cellulosics- and silicone-based technology platforms to serve the needs of the architectural and industrial coatings; home care and personal care; consumer and electronics; mobility and transportation; industrial and chemical processing; and building and infrastructure end markets.

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Sustainable innovations for people and our planet
Silicone-enhanced polymer systems

AMPLIFY™ Si PE 1000 Polymer System for plastic composite applications enables the use of recycled plastic fillers, while reducing the energy use and carbon footprint of the manufacturing process.

High-performance buildings

DOWSIL™ Structural Glazing and Weatherproofing Adhesives and Sealants enable design freedom to create and renovate buildings that are both beautiful and energy efficient.

Electric vehicle solutions

DOWSIL™ Thermally Conductive Silicone Technologies enable lightweight protection, high thermal conductivity and thermal stability for efficient electric vehicle batteries.

Biodegradable, bio-based ingredients

Bio-based and biodegradable SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster enables greater SPF efficiency in sun-care and daily-wear SPF products. Derived from PEFC*-certified wood pulp, it works with organic and inorganic UV filters.

Solvent1-free pressure sensitive adhesives

DOWSIL™ 2013 Adhesive is a solventless pressure sensitive adhesive that offers the ability to prepare pressure sensitive transfer films and labels at low curing temperatures.

Cleaner-air coatings

PRIMAL™ RN Bio-Based Acrylic Emulsions are produced with a percentage of carbon from plants and can be designed to remove formaldehyde, helping improve indoor air quality.

* Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
Solvents such as benzene, toluene and xylene