Dow Coating Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has announced plans to expand production of its Dispersants product line in response to rapidly increasing demand from customers across the globe. Specifically, additional production of TAMOL™ and OROTAN™ High-Performance Hydrophobically Modified Copolymer Dispersants from Dow is slated to begin in Q1 2013 following a rigorous scale-up and qualification process.

The additional TAMOL Dispersant1 will be produced for:

  • Architectural and industrial coatings manufacturers
  • Hygiene and medical applications
  • Personal and home care products

“TAMOL™ and OROTAN™ High-Performance Dispersants from Dow have filled a significant market need for the coatings industry, as well as other Dow businesses in North America and worldwide,” Jose Maria Bermudez, NA business director, Dow Coating Materials North America, explained. “We’re very pleased to be investing in expanded production capabilities in order to meet growing demand and broaden our manufacturing footprint.”


  1. TAMOL Dispersants from Dow offer formulators a diverse selection of polyacid, hydrophilic copolymer, and hydrophobic copolymer dispersants to meet a variety of formulation demands. TAMOL Dispersants offer a broad range of performance benefits to coatings such as excellent efficiency, gloss enhancement, pigment wetting, stability and color acceptance.