News & Events

December, 2016

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Dow Integral Skin Solutions Demonstrate Superior Processing and Outstanding Performance Ahead of EPA Deadline

With the impending Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) January 1, 2017 deadline prohibiting the use of high-Global Warming Potential (GWP) blowing agents, integral skin manufacturers and brand owners are urged to convert early in order to avoid fines and production delays.

November, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sustainability still central to success

Sustainability principles remain at the top of the agenda for chemical companies and central to the way they innovate and do business. The PU sector is no exception.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dow’s Energy Efficiency Innovations Support Advancement of Green Technology Development in China

Engagement Aligns to Leading the Blueprint 2025 Sustainability Goal

Multiple technologies from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) have been recommended for use in projects supported by the U.S.-China Building Efficiency and Green Development Fund.

September, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Dow Polyurethanes Launches Next-Generation Pre-blended Polyol System in Thailand

New solution enables more sustainable rigid foam for cold chain and construction industries

Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced the availability of its next-generation pre-blended polyol system for the Thai market and other Southeast Asian countries. Combining Dow's advanced polyether polyol offerings and Honeywell's industry-leading blowing agent HFC (hydrofluorocarbons) 245fa, the new solution provides a sustainable pathway for customers to comply with increasingly stringent government regulations on environmental protection.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dow Introduces the Bedding Industry's First Ultra Airflow and Moisture-Wicking Memory Foam Technology

Memory foam bedding seems to provide everything a consumer is looking for with its cushy, soft feel that forms to the body. However, the traditional closed-cell foam structure traps heat and moisture, which increases the body temperature, creating an uncomfortable sleep environment. For a foam that promises cool temperatures and less tossing and turning, enter the first of its kind, Dow ComfortScience VORA Zzz™ Ultra High Airflow and Moisture-Wicking Foam Technology.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Honeywell Materials Chosen by Dow for Environmentally Preferable Integral Skin Foam Products, Ahead of U.S. Regulatory Deadline

Non-emissive catalysts from Air Products also used in new foam systems for a wide range of consumer applications

Honeywell’s low-global-warming-potential Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) is being used in new foam systems developed by The Dow Chemical Company to make integral skin, or ISkin, foam.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Dow Presents Industry Leading Polyurethane Portfolio at CPI 2016

Dow Chemical will showcase the latest polyurethane advancements in the industry at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference (CPI) in Baltimore from September 26-28, 2016.

August, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

ICIS: New blowing-agent rules offer chance to grow

Dow Chemical is treating new regulations about blowing agents as an opportunity to grow the company's business, as it seeks to incorporate the new generation of agents into polyurethane systems.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Innovative Polyurethane Solutions from Dow Enrich Olympic Games Experience for Athletes and Fans

Dow was involved with more than 20 projects connected to the games–spanning from field-of-play technologies to products used in venue and city construction, transportation, infrastructure and carbon mitigation.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Don’t Blow It: Choose Dow Polyurethanes to Find the Right Blowing Agent for You

Dow Polyurethanes provides a wide range of blowing agent capabilities compliant with the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), to deliver customizable energy efficient solutions to the North American market.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CPI Announces Finalists for Polyurethane Innovation award

Dow Chemical Company, Huntsman, Shepherd Chemical Company to Present at CPI Annual Conference

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) today announced Dow Chemical Company, Huntsman and Shepherd Chemical Company as the three finalists for its highly regarded Polyurethane Innovation Award. This award, presented during the Polyurethanes Technical Conference, recognizes the past year’s most inventive commercial technologies in the polyurethanes industry.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Dow Introduces New SNAP Compliant Integral Skin Innovation

The Dow Chemical Company has launched a new polyurethane integral skin foam that may lower global warming potential by up to 99.9 percent while sustaining the comfort level and durability of previous polyurethane systems.

June, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Achieve Higher Yields and Cost Savings with Dow VORASURF™ 504 Surfactant

The high-performance non-silicone organic surfactant VORASURF™ 504 from Dow enables enhanced energy efficiency in polyurethane and polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam insulation systems.

May, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dow Technology Empowers XTEP Softpad to Deliver Exceptionally Comfortable Shoes

Dow sets new trend in the sportswear industry with 'Comfort Science'

Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced the launch of a co-branding program with China’s well-known fashion sportswear brand XTEP. The partnership combines Dow VORALAST™ Comfort Science technology and XTEP’s Softpad technology to enable next-generation shoes, bringing more comfortable and lightweight workout and recreational experiences to Chinese consumers.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

PU International Magazine: Polyurethane technologies for concrete infrastructure rehabilitation

The rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure has become increasingly important as aging roads, bridges, and highways see record traffic levels. Public and private infrastructure owners are faced with the daunting task of maintaining existing assets while balancing limited budgets and stakeholder expectations.

April, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI announcing price increases for Polyurethanes

Dow Polyurethanes Europe, Middle East & Africa will increase prices of all Polyols, MDI and TDI, effective May 1, 2016 due to significant raw material cost increases.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dow Foam Dispensing Tool “Eliminates” Installation Woes with Customizable Solutions

Dow to showcase the DELTA THERM™ Eliminator Dispensing Gun for production of high-performance polyurethane doors at IDAExpo 2016 in Las Vegas, NV

Friday, April 22, 2016

Dow Launches VORAMER™ Non-Solvent Running Track Binder Solution in China

The Innovative Technology Will Help Bolster the Sports and Recreation Environment in China

Dow Polyurethanes officially launched its high performance, VORAMER™ non-solvent running track binder solution at the 2016 China Sports Show.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Dow Opens Doors for Increased Energy Efficiency at IDAExpo

Dow to showcase how polyurethane technologies offer better climate control and meet changing regulations

Dow Polyurethanes is opening doors – literally – by further developing solutions for energy and cost-efficient doors as energy and sustainability needs continue to drive opportunities for polyurethane chemistry. At IDAExpo 2016, April 27-30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Dow Polyurethanes will showcase how it’s delivering technologies that meet global and social demands for high-performing insulated doors.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Dow Expands Boundaries with Customers at 2016 American Coatings SHOW

Industry experts from Dow showcase new rheology modifiers and other innovations developed to solve industry challenges

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is answering the dynamic needs of coatings formulators, manufacturers, regulators and applicators with the latest innovations to help solve their most critical challenges at the 2016 American Coatings SHOW April 12-14, 2016 at the Indiana Convention Center (booth #2230).

Friday, April 01, 2016

PlasticsToday: Dow dips into infrastructure with new polyurethane products

Polymer concrete could pave way to better roads

Spring’s arrival reveals the ravages of winter: Pockmarked roads, creaking bridges and leaking water pipes. The holes and cracks are worsening. Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) grades the country’s infrastructure on an A through F scale. Continuing a trend of declining marks, America’s overall infrastructure earned only a D+ in the group’s most recent report card from 2013.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Adhesives & Sealants Industry: 2016 Raw Materials and Chemicals Roundtable Featuring Dow

2016 Raw Materials and Chemicals Roundtable

Leading materials and chemicals suppliers and industry leaders share their thoughts on this complicated but vital aspect of the industry.

March, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Product News Brief: Greater Spray Foam Formulation Flexibility with Dow VORANOL™ 425XL Mannich Polyol

The new VORANOL™ 425XL Mannich Polyol from Dow Polyurethanes helps spray polyurethane foam formulators to differentiate their products with greater formulation flexibility.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Innovation Opens Doors for Polyurethane Technologies

Dow to Showcase How Versatile Polyurethane Technologies Meet Consumer Needs at UTECH NA 2016

Market shifts in energy, technology and sustainability needs continue to drive opportunities for polyurethane chemistry. On April 6-7 at UTECH North America 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dow will showcase how it’s delivering innovations that meet global and social demands for high-performance polyurethane coatings, home products and insulation.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Dow Polyurethane Technologies Enable Code Compliant Insulation Solutions in North America

U.S. buildings account for 41 percent of all energy consumed in the U.S.,1 a number which can be reduced with the use of construction materials that are energy efficient, reduce carbon footprints and meet more stringent regulations. Dow InsulationScience delivers high performance polyurethane solutions to do just that, ultimately helping builders and contractors create better homes and for a better world.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Clean and Healthy Sleep with Dow Washable Memory Foam Technology

Pillow talk is usually not about how dirty your pillow is. Most consumers are unaware that pillows are recommended to be washed every 3 months1 due to the fact that after two years, 1/3 of a pillow’s weight contains dead skin, bugs, dust mites and droppings.2 Unfortunately, memory foam pillows are not easily washable because tiny, porous memory foam cells hold water long after a pillow is removed from the washing machine and hung to dry. However, a new technology from Dow Polyurethanes in North America overcomes this challenge and enables a more washable memory foam pillow.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Dow Durable Science Puts American Infrastructure on the Road to Recovery

New High-Performance Polyurethane Technologies Launched for Infrastructure Repair in North America

In 2013, America’s infrastructure GPA was listed as a D+ and it was estimated that $3.6 trillion would be needed by 2020 for road, bridge and pipe infrastructure repairs.1 Dow Polyurethanes is using science and technology to provide two innovative solutions to fill gaps in infrastructure repair. Concrete formulators now have new long-lasting, durable binder and sealant options for road, bridge and pipe construction to aid in the infrastructure’s road to recovery.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Polyurethane Chemistry Paves the Way for Infrastructure Repair

To help put America’s aging infrastructure on the road to recovery, Dow Polyurethanes is using science and technology to develop innovative product solutions where they are needed most.

February, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sleep Comfortable and Cool with Dow Comfort Science

Dow Polyurethanes to highlight solutions for the mattress and pillow industry at ISPA Expo

Sleep is a science, and the diverse capabilities of polyurethane chemistry provide multiple benefits to create sleep products that deliver a better, more restful sleep. Dow Polyurethanes will showcase its latest comfort science technologies such as high airflow, moisture wicking, cool gels and foams and washables at ISPA Expo in Orlando, Florida from March 9-12.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

European Coatings Journal: Softness Gives Strength

Advanced toughening technology for epoxy systems. By William L. Heaner IV, Fabio Aguirre-Vargas, William Heath, Amber Stephenson, Adam Colson and Nathan Wilmot, The Dow Chemical Company.

There is a growing trend for higher solids contents in epoxy systems. However, the low molecular weight epoxies required often lead to brittle coatings which are easily damaged. Flexibilisers can improve some properties but compromise others. Traditional toughening agents increase viscosity but can improve a wider range of properties. Data on a newly developed toughener is provided.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Dow offers daily technical insights during JEC World 2016

During JEC World 2016, Dow will offer its visitors an efficient way to obtain a better understanding of industry leading technologies. On all three mornings of JEC 2016, Dow experts will share highlights of technical papers on the JEC Forum.

January, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dow Comfort Science Talks ‘Cool’ Bedding Solutions at Las Vegas Market 2016

Dow Polyurethanes to Discuss New Cool Technologies at Show

While technologies like sleep trackers and phone apps aim to help us sleep better, 43 percent of Americans still admit they don’t feel their best due to lack of sleep.1\ At Las Vegas Market 2016, Jan. 24-28, Dow Polyurethanes will discuss a range of innovative polyurethane technologies, such as high airflow and cooling technologies, designed to deliver a better, more restful sleep.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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