Dow announces that it has completed a significant capacity expansion of its METHOCEL™ MX product line for food applications.

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announces that it has completed a capacity expansion that will more than double its capacity for its METHOCEL™ MX food grades products line. “This development supports the demand from fast growing market segments such as meat, meat analogues and gluten replacement and backs Dow’s commitment to multiple production lines for our food grades solutions to secure supply for our global customers.” explains Michiel van Genugten, Global Marketing Leader, Food Solutions.

have the juicy taste and chewy texture consumers expect. They also provide food manufacturers with easy-to-use and cost-effective solutions for reduced-meat, vegetarian and vegan meat analogues as well as egg replacement for healthier yet tasty meat products.

For more information about METHOCEL™ MX please visit dowfoodsolutions.com.

About Dow Pharma & Food Solutions

Dow Pharma & Food Solutions designs differentiated solutions that enable pharmaceutical delivery & nutritional benefits to customers around the world. A business of Dow Consumer Care portfolio, Dow Pharma & Food Solutions offers a single interface to all Dow technologies and expertise focused on solutions serving the pharmaceutical and food manufacturing markets. We provide functional excipients, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and highly functional food ingredients to help consumers live healthier, more convenient and enjoyable lives. Dow Pharma & Food Solutions employs 1,200 people across nine sites and 15 manufacturing plants, with six cGMP's, serving customers in around 160 countries. Additional details can be found at www.dowpharmaandfood.com.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.