Dow Reichhold Develops New Antimicrobial Polymer Technology

Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based
Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex LLC has developed new technologies to manufacture emulsion polymers
that offer a range of antimicrobial uses.

“Because our antimicrobial water-based polymers can be integrated into products in many
ways, including as coatings, adhesives, saturants or films, … this technology should enable our
customers to more easily incorporate sustainable antimicrobial functionality into their products,”
said Venkataram Krishnan, Ph.D., new business technology leader, Dow Reichhold.

The company is currently working with select companies to determine end-use applications
that would benefit from the technologies.

November 7, 2006