Dow Premium OCP Viscosity Modifiers

Functional Products Inc. is proud to now offer olefin copolymers made in America by The Dow Chemical Company. Four grades are available for the lubricating oil and grease industry. Technical and safety datasheets for the Dow grades are available below.

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Press Release

February 6, 2020 – Functional Products Inc. has joined forces with The Dow Chemical Company to offer and technically support premium grades of EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) for the lubricating industry in the United States and Canada.  David DeVore, President of Functional Products, stated that “the Dow relationship fits well with the acquisition of Paratac tackifiers from Infineum and launching the M-Series line of polymethacrylate chemistry.” EPDM, also known as OCP or “olefin copolymer” in the lubes industry, are used in automotive and industrial application including engine oils, hydraulic fluids, tractor fluids, wireline, gear oils, and grease application.  The OCPs are available in pellet and block form and are compatible with mineral and synthetic base oils.  Functional Products will be able to provide different grades of these polymers with regards to shear stability and very high thickening efficiency. Functional’s polymer scientists can offer formulary advice incorporating a range of polymer chemistry.  Functional Products Inc. commented that “the Dow OCP polymers when combined with Functional’s M Series of PMAs reduces the viscosity modifiers costs for our customers with meaningful savings and meets the fluid’s performance specification. Additional cost savings can be achieved with North American produced OCPs contributing to a shorter supply chain.”    Functional Products recently doubled the size of its manufacturing plant, test equipment, and lab personnel to service our customer’s formulary requirements.

Functional Products Inc. was established in 1985 and is a full service additive supplier focusing on polymer technology that can provide complete formulation support in mineral based and bio-based products.  Functional Products chemists provide consultative formulary support to customers to   enhance performance parameters and cost reduction.  Functional Products Inc. is located in Macedonia, OH and has global network of agents and distributors.  Please contact Functional Products at 330-963-3060 or

Technical Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets