Dow Debuts DOWCAL™ 100 at ACHEMA 2012

Improved product grade addition to heat transfer fluid portfolio demonstrates high performance corrosion protection

Midland, MI - June 18, 2012

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) launched DOWCAL™ 100 today, the newest iteration of its inhibited glycol-based line of heat transfer fluids. The product's debut is taking place at ACHEMA 2012, the world forum for the process industry.

DOWCAL™ 100 is an ethylene glycol based heat transfer fluid ideal for use in a wide range of industrial, pharmaceutical, heating, ventilation and cooling systems (HVAC) in addition to heat recovery applications, including applications that require corrosion protection at lower concentrations of glycol.

The unique formulation of this version of DOWCAL™ has improved performance and corrosion protection and can last more than 20 years in properly maintained systems. In fact, it is suitable for use at a minimum of 20 percent concentration for high and low temperatures. It also has hard water stability, thus enabling its use with local water supplies. Furthermore, the products inhibitor package does not contain amine, nitrite and phosphate, which is in line with Dow’s sustainability goals for 2015.

DOWCAL™ 100 will be available in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa starting in August of this year. To learn more about DOWCAL™ 100, please visit Dow in Building A6, Hall 5.1, Booth D43 at ACHEMA today through June 22.

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.


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