Coatings

Dow Cellulosics and poly(ethylene oxide) are used in coatings with diverse applications.

The increase in performance and durability of waterborne coatings on the market today come as a result of solving key challenges in their formulation. Issues such as viscosity incompatibility both within the formulation as well as with a substrate will negatively affect stability, adhesion, and durability. CELLOSIZE™, POLYOX™ and METHOCEL™ have had longstanding proven success in adjusting viscosities of coatings to fight separation on the shelf and ensure the resultant coated surface looks and performs as desired. Dow Cellulosics and poly(ethylene oxide) are used in coatings with diverse applications.

Our Solutions

CELLOSIZE™

CELLOSIZE™

Benefits/Property
stabilizer; rheology modifier; water soluble

Applications
thickener and rheology modifier in coatings; protective colloid in latex coating systems

ETHOCEL™

ETHOCEL™

Benefits/Property
soluble in solvents; improves gloss; rheology modifier

Applications
rheology modifier in solvent based coatings

METHOCEL™

METHOCEL™

Benefits/Property
water soluble; soluble at room temperature; rheology modifier

Applications
thickener and rheology modifier in coatings

POLYOX™

POLYOX™

Benefits/Property
dispersant; stabilizer; rheology modifier; water soluble; soluble in organic solvents

Applications
thickener and rheology modifier in coatings

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Dow and ChemPoint formed a strategic partnership in April 2014 to establish a new order, delivery and service model, specifically designed to meet customer needs in industrial applications, for CELLOSIZE™ hydroxyethyl cellulose polymers, ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers, METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers, POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers, and WALOCEL™ CRT products. Our collective goal is to enhance the customer experience by providing a higher degree of service and support powered by a dedicated technical marketing & sales team focused exclusively on Dow’s cellulosic and poly(ethylene oxide) offerings in industrial applications.

The industrial cellulosics team at ChemPoint acts as a fully-integrated extension of Dow and is always available to facilitate customer needs for product selection, technical support, order placement and fulfillment. In addition, our customers receive needed support from ChemPoint’s customer service and supply chain professionals to ensure on-time delivery and high service levels.