DOW DIAMONDLOCK™, a new, easy, and environmentally friendly flooring adhesive technology is launched in the Thailand market
BANGKOK – 21 July 2023 - Dow Thailand Group, the leading global materials science company, has launched the new polyurethane flooring adhesive technology DIAMONDLOCK™to the Thailand market. The product is versatile for use with various flooring substrates, easy to cure and handle, flexible, non-flammable, user-friendly, and with non-detectable Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). It can be used with less volume, covering a larger surface area while perfectly answering the architecture requirements of today’s green buildings by being LEED certified. It won a 2020 bronze Edison Award and is now ready to be commercialized in Thailand.
The multipurpose polyurethane adhesive DIAMONDLOCK™ is the newest choice for construction and renovation, with unique features such as being one component and with the ability to adhere to rubber, concrete, artificial turf, luxury vinyl tile, and various types of woods including engineered wood. The curing time relates to humidity level and temperature during installation. During laboratory tests, the floor was proven to be ready for light traffic within 8-10 hours after installation. After 24 hours, the floor was ready for full traffic. The adhesive has low viscosity, making it easy to trowel with less force. With a similar amount of product, the coverage is 30% higher than other traditional polyurethane adhesives available in the market, resulting in savings. It also has non-detectable VOCs; therefore, it has no impact on the health and wellness of the applicators, homeowners, and residents.
“Dow foresaw the potential health risks and impacts resulting from using adhesives with VOCs, which could be dangerous to loved ones, especially children. Therefore, we decided to develop a product that is safe to use. DIAMONDLOCK™ was researched and developed by technical professionals and experts at the Dow headquarters in the United States. Our product is unique, with exceptional quality and usage performance. We have received great positive feedback from customers in various regions, such as the United States and Australia. It will be gradually launched in Southeast Asia during the upcoming phase,” said Methee Kritsanasakul, Southeast Asia Sales Director.
The multipurpose polyurethane adhesive DIAMONDLOCK™ was certified by the green building rating system LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), by the U.S. Green Building Council. Furthermore, it won a bronze award under the Materials Science and Engineering category and Adhesives subcategory at the 2020 Edison Awards in the United States.
For further information regarding the multipurpose polyurethane adhesive DIAMONDLOCK™, please contact Dow or official distributors by entering your contact information and inquiry via this link: https://engage.dow.com/LP=12761. Additional technical data can be viewed at DIAMONDLOCK™ Polyurethane Adhesives (dow.com) or https://videos.dow.com/view/M22964
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About Dow Thailand Group
Dow started its business in Thailand in 1967, then expanded through a joint venture with SCG in 1987 (in 2022, SCG Chemicals rebranded to SCGC). At present, Dow Thailand Group consists of Dow's wholly owned subsidiaries and SCGC-DOW joint ventures. In addition, there is also a Solvay and Dow joint venture in Thailand. Dow Thailand Group is the largest manufacturing base for Dow in the Asia Pacific, with many manufacturing facilities in Rayong province. Its strategic markets in Thailand are packaging, building and infrastructure, and mobility industries. More information could be found at https://th.dow.com/en-us or the Thai Facebook www.facebook.com/DowThailandGroup/
For further information, please contact:
Dow Thailand Group
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Dow Thailand Group
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Dow Thailand Group
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