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Dow and Habitat for Humanity Partner to Address Global Challenges in 2015

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Habitat for Humanity announced today plans to expand its partnership in 2015 to address global housing and sanitation issues, helping thousands of families across five continents create decent, affordable housing. With first-time builds in Ethiopia, Argentina, Colombia and Nepal, Dow is increasing its support to a total of 30 countries since becoming Habitat’s first national partner in 1983. “Dow and Habitat recognize that affordable housing is one of the world's most pressing challenges,” said Rob Vallentine, president, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation. “For over 30 years, we have worked together to not only build homes, but change lives. As our world continues to grow and people are in need of proper housing and access to basic infrastructure, we look forward to building upon our innovative relationship with Habitat to provide safe, decent housing.”Read Article

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STYROFOAM stored outside

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), is celebrating the 75 year anniversary of STYROFOAM™ Brand XPS Insulation, which has continued to facilitate sustainability, innovation and community success in the building and construction industry since its discovery in 1941. Dow marks the anniversary while attending the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show®, among the largest annual light construction shows in the world, that brings together the industry’s most important global manufacturers and suppliers.Read Article

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75 Years of Innovation with STYROFOAM™ Infographic

75 Years of Innovation with STYROFOAM™ Infographic Midland, Michigan - February 29, 2016Read Article

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Dow Collaborates with Homebuilder to Create Nation's First Residential Test Community for Ground-Breaking Building Science Study

Science is enabling a new generation of energy efficient solutions for high-performance residential building. Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced from the floor of the 2013 International Builders’ Show a five-year collaboration with Cobblestone Homes on an energy- efficiency test community comprised of 12 occupied single-family homes in Midland, Mich. As the nation’s first active subdivision specifically designed to capture quantitative and qualitative analytical data, this project data will help combat misconceptions and educate builders and homebuyers about the accessibility and affordability of achieving energy-efficient homes.Read Article

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Dow Announces Production of STYROFOAM™ Brand Insulation with Sustainable Polymeric Flame Retardant in Canada

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), has announced it is now producing all STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Insulation sold in Canada with BLUEDGE™ Polymeric Flame Retardant Technology, a next-generation sustainable flame retardant solution.Read Article

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Dow Announces Clean Energy Mix for Manufacturing Sites

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), continues to remain a leader in the transition to a sustainable energy future with the announcement today of 100 percent renewable energy procurement in North America for STYROFOAM™ Brand XPS Insulation, THERMAX™ Brand Insulation, FROTH-PAK™ Spray Foam Insulation and GREAT STUFF™ Insulating Foam Sealant operations in 2016. In 2015, roughly 10 percent of STYROFOAM™ XPS production and 50 percent of THERMAX™ production operated on renewable energy resources.Read Article

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Dow Qualifies Commercial Quantities of FR-122P Polymeric Flame Retardant from ICL Industrial Products

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is pleased to announce the successful commercial quantity product qualification of FR-122P Polymeric Flame Retardant from the ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP) production facility in Israel. ICL-IP is a global leader in the production of flame retardants.Read Article

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Dow Participates in White House and Private-Sector Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Last week, the U.S. White House announced a suite of new private-sector commitments and executive actions that will reduce the use and emissions of the greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), participated by announcing the elimination of higher-global warming potential (GWP) HFCs in its spray foam adhesive product lines. “DBS aims to maximize economic, environmental and societal value – expanding from its core expertise in building envelope performance and building materials to broader innovation and advocacy for solutions that enhance the well-being of humanity in the built environment,” said Tim Lacey, DBS Global Business Director. “For example, the future conversion of INSTA STIK™ Quick Set Commercial Roofing Adhesive and TILE BOND™ Roof Tile Adhesive product lines to a lower-GWP blowing agent will avoid approximately 200,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent per year.”Read Article

Stéphane Costeux

Costeux Named Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers

Stéphane Costeux, Ph.D., R&D fellow in Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has been elected a fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). This honor recognizes Costeux’s application of his expertise in rheology, materials science, polymer processing and modeling to the design of commercial high melt strength resins and new foam materials, and to the advancement of nanocellular foam technology. Costeux is based at Dow’s Midland, Michigan Research Center.Read Article

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Dow Recognized for World-Class Customer Excellence

Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), remains the only recipient of the prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes to receive straight “A, A” ratings in quality and service for twelve consecutive years, the longest consecutive winner of more than 200 participating companies. David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, has been evaluating suppliers since 2004 with its world-class Supplier Evaluation Platform.Read Article

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Dow Building Solutions boosts XENERGY™ brand with launch of complementary insulation product

Dow Building Solutions has enhanced its extruded polystyrene (XPS) roofing insulation brand XENERGY™, with the launch of a new product specifically designed for use on parapets and upstands.Read Article

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Dow Building Solutions receives BBA accreditation for XENERGY™ SL

Dow's XENERGY™ SL roofing insulation product has been endorsed by the British Board of Agrément (BBA), which provides a recognized symbol of quality and reassurance for the construction industry.Read Article