Dow Commercializes REACH-Compliant THIXON™ P-11-F and THIXON™ P-22 Primer Systems

New octylphenol-free formulation exhibits outstanding performance

Schwalbach, Germany - June 29, 2018 - Rubber-to-metal bonding is essential for automotive under-the-hood, powertrain and chassis anti-vibration applications. Part of a product family from Dow that includes MEGUM™ and other THIXON™ rubber-to-substrate bonding agents, new THIXON P-11-F and P-22 primer systems provide outstanding performance and competitive cost with a REACH-compliant octylphenol-free formulation.

“Dow has produced robust, flexible primers for many applications,” said Dr. Stefan Dehnicke, global technology manager - Specialty Adhesives at Dow Automotive. “This enables primer standardization and consolidation while meeting key industry performance requirements.”

THIXON P-11-F and P-22 octylphenol-free primers can be used separately or together with cover agents. They are robust, flexible primers for various substrates and demonstrate product advantages that include:

  • High performance across key parameters for one- and two-coat bonding
  • Passing requirements for boiling water and salt-spray tests
  • Balanced formulation free of MIBK (THIXON P-22)

For more information contact your Dow representative or visit www.dowautomotive.com.

About Dow Automotive Systems
Dow Automotive Systems is a leading global provider of proven collaborative solutions for automotive and commercial transportation manufacturers, tier suppliers and the aftermarket. We specialize in joining and assembly technologies including structural, elastic and rubber-to-substrate adhesive solutions; sealers; fluids and lubricants. Our products support vehicle lightweighting and structural integrity for strength, stiffness, safety and acoustic advancements. For additional information, visit www.dowautomotive.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found www.dow-dupont.com.

Christina Zinck FTI Consulting for Dow Automotive +33 1 47 03 68 18 christina.zinck@fticonsulting.com
Terri Howe Howe Marketing Communications for Dow Automotive +1 616 997 6235 thowe@howemarketing.com