Dow Heat Transfer Fluids to be Displayed at ACHEMA 2012

Will release new addition to its heat transfer fluid portfolio

idland, MI - May 29, 2012

ACHEMA 2012, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany June 18-22nd, is the world forum for the process industry and is sure to bring exciting developments to the forefront. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) will be there, contributing to the buzz as it unveils the first iteration of the next generation of its heat transfer fluid lineup.

Along with this new addition, Dow will be showcasing its full range of heat transfer fluids. Representatives will be on hand to discuss product benefits and the full package of support services ranging from design consultation to global supply and logistic capabilities, to learn more about the full benefits these solutions provide. Attendees can find Dow’s exhibition at Building A6, Hall 5.1, Booth D43.

Dow’s heat transfer fluids are well-suited for a variety of applications, including chemical processing, HVAC, solar, waste-heat recovery, food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical processing and heat recovery. These fluids include three different chemistries - inhibited glycol, synthetic organic and silicone - delivering specialized technologies to customers.

Dow’s inhibited glycol based fluids, the DOWCAL™, DOWFROST™ and DOWTHERM™ lines, contain specially formulated industrial inhibitor packages designed to prevent corrosion. Dow offers an assortment of ethylene glycol (EG) and propylene glycol (PG) fluids for a wide range of applications and environmental considerations.

Dow’s synthetic organic and silicone fluids, the DOWTHERM and SYLTHERM™1 lines, offer high-performance values due to their high-temperature thermal stability properties. Both facilitate higher efficiency heat transfer. While synthetic organic fluids have significantly longer lifetimes than mineral oil based heat transfer fluids - some customers use them for more than 50 years at a time - silicone fluids rarely need to be replaced, which in turn offers more long-term value to users.

For more information about Dow’s full product line of heat transfer fluids, please visit www.dow.com/heattrans.

About The Dow Chemical Company:

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified 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 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 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.

About ACHEMA:

ACHEMA is the world forum of the process industry and the trend-setting technology summit for chemical engineering, environmental protection and biotechnology. The 30th ACHEMA will again be the leading international meeting point for decision-makers and experts from all related industries. Exhibitors showcase an impressive array of new developments, representing the innovative drive and dynamic thrust of the chemical and biotechnology industries together with the related supply industries along the whole value chain. Events will be held in Frankfurt, Germany at the Exhibition grounds of Messe Frankfurt GmbH from June 18th to the 22nd. More information about ACHEMA can be found at www.achema.de.

1 SYLTHERM is a trademark of Dow Corning Corporation


For Editorial Information:

Cristina Myers
The Dow Chemical Company
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