Campus Internship /: Research & Development: development and evaluation of new silicone for the use in acrylic and polyurethane based wood, metal and leather coatings
The Dow Chemical Company
Seneffe, Hainaut, Belgium, Europe
3 dagen geleden

Campus Internship 2019 / 2020 : Research & Development : development and evaluation of new silicone for the use in acrylic and polyurethane based wood, metal and leather coatings-1904733


Do you havea passion to deliver innovative solutions for complex scientific problems?

We arelooking for you, an ambitious student(m / f), currently studying for a Master degree, to support our coatings business to be located in Seneffe, Belgium.

Dow is offeringgreat career opportunities in a global and international environment. Thedepartment that will welcome you is the European Coatings team that aims to be aleader in silicone specialties to the coatings industry by working closely withthe long term winners and unleashing the technological power of Dow.

We bringinnovative additive and resin solutions to the coatings market. These solutionscreate unique, differentiated performance in the market, allow our customers tomeet regulatory drivers and prevent issues during the production process and onapplication at the end customer (e.

g. improved substrate wetting)

Project description

The project will focus on the development andevaluation of new silicone or silicone hybrids additives for the use in acrylicand polyurethane based wood, metal and leather coatings.

The project willconsist in a majority of laboratory work that will cover the aspect ofemulsification and application of industrial.

Coating in a lab environment. Thekey focus will be the evaluation of more ecologically accepted ingredients inthe formulation of silicone paint additives to comply with the more stringentregulations and change in consumer behaviors.

The understanding of lifecycle of the major ingredients will be determined. Depending on the progress, relevancy andsuccess of the research project, the intern will also be responsible to definescope of potential invention protection and technical documentation to supportproduct commercialization.


We are looking fora candidate currently studying for a Master's Degree or equivalent with a goodworking knowledge of English to evolve, adapt in a multicultural team.

You haveexperience in working in a lab and safety is your priority. You have an interestin formulation, emulsions and coatings application testing.

You will also berequired to be autonomous, organized and open minded.

You can start between January and ideally notlater than March 2020 for a period of 6 months (exact timing to be discussed).

This offer is notlimited to graduation year students, more junior candidates will also beconsidered, based on talents and competencies.

Dow’s internships offer you the opportunity to :

  • You will evolve in aFrench & English speaking, dynamic environment being part of the European Coatingsgroup not only with R&D but also with sales, marketing, quality andanalytical services.
  • You will learn multiple coatingsformulations & applications working closely with experienced techniciansand scientists
  • You will experience workingfor customers and market-oriented applications.
  • Explore CareerOpportunities - by working in the field you have chosen, you can receive aninside look at your potential career path
  • Network - meet a varietyof people in your chosen profession through your internship, allowing you toform relationships you can build on in the future
  • Find Mentors - certainindividuals can help guide you through your internship and expose you toopportunities to which you can aspire
  • Application process

    After we have received yourapplication, take into account that it will take a few weeks to go throughevery letter and CV received.

    If we want to learn more about your backgroundand skills, we will be in touch with you.

    Regardless of the outcome, you willreceive feedback.

    Have we sparked your interest? Let’scontinue the conversation! Apply and we’ll be in touch with you.

    About Dow

    Dow (NYSE : DOW) combines one of thebroadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focusedinnovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the mostinnovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials sciencecompany.

    Dow’s portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates andplastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-

    basedproducts and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such aspackaging, infrastructure and consumer care.

    Dow operates 113 manufacturingsites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow deliveredpro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018.

    References to Dow or theCompany mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow on Twitter.

    Dow values the benefits thatdiversity of thought can bring to its organization. It is looking for theindividual best suited for this role regardless of their nationality, origin,race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

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