Dow collaborates with PPG to achieve carbon savings from anti-corrosion steel coatings

The collaboration between Dow and PPG aims at delivering deliver reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions though improved coatings.

A chain with a corroded link.
Dow and PPG want to achieve carbon savings from anti-corrosion steel coatings. Image source: James Steidl – (symbol image) -

These coatings are intended to be used for commercial and industrial buildings, infrastructure such as bridges and marine vessels. Additionally to the reduction of GHG emissions, they are supposed to help lessen costs associated with structural metal corrosion.

As the companies tell, a two-coat system by PPG, based on Dow polysiloxane technology, requires fewer coats to achieve the same level of protection than a competitive three-coat system. This results in less energy-intensive production and application, and therefore, a potential reduction of GHG emissions.

“Steel is the backbone of modern society”

“From the skyscrapers that shape our skylines, to the bridges that connect our roads in the transportation networks, to marine vessels that transport goods and people, steel is the backbone of modern society,” said Dr. Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi, circular economy market director for Dow and global technology & sustainability director for Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions.

“As a leading materials science company, we can offer solutions that help extend the life span of infrastructure and reduce the environmental impact of steel manufacturing and maintenance over the long-term. Together with PPG, supported by the Dow-IOC Official Carbon Partnership, we are providing paint and coating formulators with the ability to offer architects and property developers a next-generation steel coating solution that encourages partners across the value chain to adopt technologies with a lower carbon impact.”

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