Dow selects AB Specialty Silicones as authorized distributor for Elastomeric Roof Coating Market in U.S. and Canada

MIDLAND, Michigan – November 15th 2022 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) has selected AB Specialty Silicones as an authorized distributor in the U.S. and Canada to support the Company’s business growth of OH functional silicone polymers in the elastomeric roof coating (ERC) market. Silicone ERCs are liquid-applied coatings that cure into a durable, highly-elastic waterproof membrane for flat or low-sloping roofs. Silicones offer excellent UV stability and resistance to ponding water, especially valued for White Reflective Roof coating applications.

AB Specialty Silicones is a U.S. manufacturer and distributor of specialty silicone chemicals. They have deep knowledge and relationships across the market along with formulation and technical service expertise and bulk storage capabilities. The partnership will support Dow’s recent investment in silicone polymer, adding significant capacity to the North American market.

Dow is striving for a more sustainable tomorrow,” said Jean-Paul Hautekeer, Global Strategic Marketing Director, Dow Building & Infrastructure. “Our investment in raw material capacity to support the silicone elastomeric roof coatings will increase availability to the market, allowing building owners to easily select durable silicone coatings with high reflectivity, reducing the energy used for cooling the building and urban heating effect. We are excited for the future this partnership will bring.”

About Dow Building & Infrastructure
Dow Building & Infrastructure, part of Dow Consumer Solutions, collaborates with industry professionals around the world to develop options to enhance design and aesthetics, increase durability, advance the energy efficiency of buildings, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a holistic approach, Dow brings together experience from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high-performance building challenges. Featuring DOWSIL™ Brand products Dow’s high-performance building options include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design. Visit to learn more.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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