The solutions to tomorrow’s material challenges are being created by Dow Epoxy today. Throughout our history, Dow Epoxy has been a consistent source of innovation. The requirements of the rapidly expanding electronics industry in the 1950s and 60s led to our launch of the first epoxy novolac resins and new brominated flame retardant epoxies. Subsequent innovations included the development of an advancement catalyst for the production of solid epoxy resins, use of a latent catalyst system to increase epoxy glass transition temperatures, and the development of flame-retardant, halogen-free hardeners.
Dow Epoxy innovation continues today. Recent examples include:
- FORTEGRA™ epoxy tougheners to help improve the flexibility, impact resistance and adhesion of epoxy systems.
- PROLOGIC™ specialty epoxies that enable the use of lead-free solder on circuit boards.
- An expanded curing agent offering includes low emission and waterborne curing agents for use in low VOC coatings and flooring.
- DOW AIRSTONE™ systems enable the production of longer, lighter, stronger wind turbine blades.
- DOW VORAFORCE™ composite systems offer exceptional thermo-mechanical properties, compatibility with carbon fiber reinforcement and low VOC emissions.
Learn about Today’s Innovation initiatives in our global R&D Centers.