Dow Chemical Launching Surface Finishing Solutions - Analyst Blog

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The Dow Chemical Company 's ( DOW ) business unit - Dow Electronic Materials - will introduce more sustainable surface finishing solutions for the electronic and industrial finishing markets at the O&S International Trade Fair for Surface Treatments and Coatings, scheduled from Jun 24-26. These solutions represent an alternative to the use of cyanide, nickel and lead and also improve process efficiencies and waste reduction.

Dow's aim is to protect the environment through these sustainable solutions and sustainably progress the metallization industry.

Dow's SILVERON GT-101 cyanide free silver has been developed to meet the growing requirements for a cyanide free silver electrolyte delivering stable and predictable results over a wide operating window. SILVERON GT-820 is a cyanide free silver tin which offers outstanding brightness, adhesion, contact resistance and solderability, and can be applied to both copper and nickel alloys.

Dow's latest electrolytic tin products like SOLDERON ST-300T matte tin provide brilliant distribution over a broad current density range, and SOLDERON BHT-350 Bright Tin, a low carbon deposit, shows high ductility from an electrolyte with high cathode efficiency across a wide operating window.

Dow's RONALLOY GT-250 White Bronze and AQUALLOY GT-640 Cyanide Free White Bronze are applications that replace the use of nickel for human and water contact applications. Dow's LITHOJET 200 Series Ink for inkjet masking offers off contact, digital processing with rapid design change, prototyping, and mass production capability.

Dow currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Some other stocks worth considering in the chemical space include Minerals Technologies Inc. ( MTX ), Compass Minerals International Inc. ( CMP ) and Koninklijke DSM N.V. ( RDSMY ). While both Minerals Technologies and Compass Minerals sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Koninklijke DSM has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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