Processing Magazine

Dow Chemical partners with Lehigh Technologies to make tires more sustainable

August 24, 2011

ATLANTA — The Dow Chemical Company and Lehigh Technologies have announced a partnership to make tires more sustainable, according to a press release.

Dow and Lehigh will combine proprietary technologies to modify the rubber particles.

The program will combine Dow’s expertise in polymer chemistry with Lehigh’s expertise in sustainable rubber compound development and testing.

“This collaboration is a great opportunity to continue leveraging our latex polymer technology for a sustainable cause. Dow’s 2015 Sustainability Goals include a focus on technologies that are advantaged by sustainable chemistry and this project is anchored in that same commitment,” said Colin Gouveia, general manager, Dow Construction Chemicals. “Further, we’re excited to work with Lehigh’s unique market understanding and application expertise to develop solutions that bring value to the marketplace.”