Promoting Green Building Technology through STYROFOAM

Dow India to showcase sustainable solutions at Pune’s Green Building Convention

Pune - February 17, 2010

Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. (Dow India) is participating in the Green Building Convention 2010, an international event focusing on the theme of "Green Buildings: Getting Back On Track for Sustainable Living," to be held in Pune on the February 18–20, 2010. Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company and its subsidiaries, will showcase the advantages of the world’s largest energy saving insulation foam – STYROFOAM™ brand insulation at exhibition stall B4.

“As energy efficiency is at the core of our business policies, STYROFOAM helps address issues of energy efficiency, reduced green house gas emissions, climate change and protection of the environment on a global scale. STYROFOAM today insulates 21 million buildings across the world, saving about $9 billion in annual energy costs and has a payback time of 2-3 years”, said Zafer Ansari, general manager, marketing & sales, Dow Building Solutions, Dow India. “Participation in the Green Building Convention provides DBS with an opportunity to not only showcase the intelligent energy efficient technologies that Dow offers, but also highlights the possibilities of sustainable future development through the collaboration of science, government and industry bodies towards increasing the quality of life of the current and future generations.”

The Dow India exhibition stall will present the range of DBS products available in India for applications of STYROFOAM in roofs (non-accessible, vehicle accessed and green roofs) as well as in external, internal and cavity wall insulation. Worldwide, STYROFOAM™, with its distinctive BLUE™ color, is the most widely used extruded polystyrene foam insulation in residential, commercial and industrial buildings for both new construction and renovation applications. STYROFOAM provides excellent water resistance, good dimension stability, high insulation value and superior compressive strength and is suitable for almost any insulation application, helping provide year-round comfort and energy savings for buildings.

The Green Building Convention is aimed at emphasising the need for the various aspects of Green Building architecture, buildings, technology, products & innovations.

About Dow Building Solutions
Dow Building Solutions has a 60+ year legacy of providing energy saving solutions to the global commercial and residential construction industry, which began with the launch of its flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, one of the most recognized brands of insulation in the world. A market-facing business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Building Solutions offers building science expertise to help builders, designers, architects and homeowners reduce energy costs and protect against wind, rain and moisture, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. More information about Dow Building Solutions can be found at

About Dow India
Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) is committed to consistent growth through its expertise as a science and technology leader, its experience as a leading chemical company, and its engagement with the communities in which it operates. With more than 900 employees in 11 locations across the country, Dow India provides products and solutions for important segments of the Indian chemical industry including building and construction, plastics and packaging, water and health, food and pharma, automotive, electronics, and renewable energy. Dow India has established three Centers of Excellence in the areas of Engineering (Chennai), Research & Development (Pune) and Transactional Services and Expertise (Mumbai) as well as three manufacturing sites and a variety of commercial offices. As a responsible corporate citizen, Dow India provides free artificial limbs and technology development for the 'Jaipur Foot' initiative; built homes through the 'Habitat for Humanity' Jimmy Carter Work Project, and is providing water purification technology to supply clean drinking water to villages in India. Further information can be found at


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