Sep 21 2010
Dow Coating Materials is proud to join industry leaders at the upcoming IQPC 5th Annual Corrosion Management Summit, which will be held at Le Royal Meridien in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on 19-22 September 2010.
As sponsor, participant and presenter, Dow Coating Materials (DCM) will be showcasing coatings solutions for pipeline corrosion protection which respond to the increasing rigors of offshore oil and gas exploration in the region. Business leaders and technical specialists of Dow Coating Materials – the largest global supplier of raw materials for the coatings industry – will be on hand to discuss how DCM is working with regional coatings formulators and other energy partners to drive anti-corrosion technology forward.
Innovations for higher-temperature protection
In light of the pressing needs of the regional oil and gas industry, Dow Coating Materials will be focusing on further developments in fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) coatings for pipelines both at the Dow stand and in a technical paper. “Innovation and Proven Solutions for Corrosion Protection from Dow Coating Materials” – which will be presented on 21 September 2010 by Rezaul Haque, Dow Coating Materials technical sales manager for Middle East and Africa – will delve into advances in new resins for high gloss transition temperature fusion bonded epoxy, and innovations in FBE powder coatings for enhanced performance at reduced cost. The presentation will also highlight Dow Coating Materials’ use of sophisticated molecular modeling techniques to develop new coatings solutions.
As Omar Ayoub, Dow Coating Materials sales director for Middle East and Africa, explains, coatings manufacturers are expected to work closely with industry partners in today’s exacting environment. “The whole oil and gas industry is facing a challenge: to increase efficiency in operations and yield in exploration, while reducing the risk of shutdowns and spills. As a result, pipeline and equipment corrosion protection has become more critical, especially as we’re dealing with more extreme temperatures and harsher conditions. What this means is that we’re all working towards the same goal, and when we combine our experience in pipeline corrosion protection coatings with the expertise of regional formulators and other customers, we can deliver the most timely, effective solutions to this market.”