Dow unveils external protective coatings line at MECC

Dow_coatingsDow Coating Materials (DCM) announced the launch of its new product line at the 14th Annual Middle East Corrosion Conference (MECC), taking place in Bahrain, February 12-15, 2012.

OUDRATM is a new line of external protective coatings designed to address the coatings challenges faced by the regional oil and gas industry due to high temperatures and a corrosive environment.

Dow Coating Materials is dedicated to the development of innovative materials used for paints and coatings that protect industrial assets and allow for the creation of environmentally-conscious formulations.

"Pipeline and equipment corrosion protection is a key priority for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East," says Bilal Ghalaini, Regional Commercial Manager for DCM in the Middle East and Africa.

Coatings systems are essential to extending the life cycle of installed pipe systems, and preventing corrosion-induced failures, which can lead to leakages that require an extensive shutdown and repairs, resulting in a loss of revenues. Our new OUDRATM line of products helps protect new assets and facilitates the maintenance of existing ones under the most extreme temperatures and environmental conditions.

OUDRATM is the inaugural line of products targeting performance formulations for industrial coatings in DCM's Maintenance & Protective Coatings business segment. It represents forthcoming novel materials and hybrid technologies that will complement the current portfolio of Epoxy and Acrylic products.

The new technologies are designed to perform in some of the world's harshest conditions, while managing challenges such as growing environmental concerns and the growth and preservation of the world's infrastructure and other high value assets.

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