DKSH has been awarded distribution rights with Dow Consumer Solutions’ product range of silicones and silanes for composites applications in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Zurich, Switzerland, January 26, 2023 – DKSH's Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, will provide business development, marketing, sales, logistics, and distribution services for Dow Consumer Solutions’ range of silanes and silicones for composites applications in Australia, New Zealand, and key Southeast Asian markets.
Dow Consumer Solutions manufactures silanes and silicones that can be incorporated into composites formulations to improve adhesion, durability, processability as well as surface and release properties. The company provides silanes and silicones to be used in applications such as fiber reinforcement, wires and cables as well as synthetic rubbers made up of ethylene, propylene, and diene monomers (EPDM), known for their high resistance to external conditions.
Dow Consumer Solutions has once again entrusted DKSH to grow its specialty chemicals business in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, following its existing agreement covering Europe and Malaysia. This expanded partnership was established thanks to DKSH’s extensive distribution network, highly specialized commercial and technical teams as well as strong capabilities in logistics and value-added services, including technical and regulatory support.
Suiniaty Basirun, ASEAN /ANZ Commercial Director, Dow Consumer Solutions, said: “We see increasing demand to improve properties such as flame retardancy, thermal resistance, and molded internal stress relief for high performance materials. Through this partnership, Dow Consumer Solutions’ silicone and silane technology, coupled with the strong local presence and comprehensive services from DKSH will bring valued growth to composite customers in the region.”
Atul Nagarkar, Vice President, Global Specialty Chemicals Industry, DKSH, commented: “We are very pleased to expand our partnership with Dow Consumer Solutions to strengthen our presence across Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Our deep market insights and broad range of services in the region will enable us to increase growth for Dow's silanes and silicones and generate more value for our wide customer base.”