Dow Performance Lubricants Business Presents Shift in Focus at 2015 STLE Annual Meeting

MIDLAND, Mich. - May 13, 2015

Building on more than 70 years of UCON™ Polyalkylene Glycol technology development, The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) will engage lubricant formulators and marketers at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (“STLE”) in Dallas, TX, from May 17-21, to discuss the ongoing transformation of Dow Performance Lubricants.

Emerging market trends are imposing greater demands on each gallon of lubricant, and this shift requires a greater deal of collaboration and innovation in the industry in order to bring together the necessary competencies and capabilities to win. Dow Performance Lubricants will leverage Dow’s leading technologies and expertise to enable the success of lubricant formulators and marketers in the areas of:

  • Energy Efficiency - Ingredients and base stocks that reduce friction, increase system parts durability, and improve both fuel economy and operational reliability.
  • Extended Lubricant Performance - Synthetic, thermo stable, non-varnishing ingredients and base stocks that enable reduced down-time cycles and improve cleanliness.
  • Fuel & Lubricant Authentication - Dyeing and marking technologies that protect authenticity along complex distribution chains by providing robust resistance to removal procedures.
  • Food Grade - Nontoxic, low odor ingredients and base stocks that meet food and beverage processing standards for use where incidental contamination may occur.
  • Environmental Acceptability - Non-irritating, non-sheen biodegradable fluids that provide better environmental profiles for sensitive applications such as marine use.
  • Fire Resistance - High performance fluids that can endure extreme temperatures and enable safe formulations for harsh operating conditions.
  • High Purity & Inhibition Properties - Complete set of low vapor pressure, high purity base stocks. Multi-functional ingredients that serve as detergents, foam control agents, corrosion resistance and anti-oxidants.

"I am excited about all the possibilities for growth waiting in the rapidly expanding segment of high performance lubricants as we develop a narrower focus on applications where our competencies can thrive,” said Flavio Kliger, market portfolio director for Dow Performance Lubricants. “We will reach out to formulators and marketers with capabilities complementary to ours and engage extensively in open innovation and collaboration to bring solutions to the market. I truly believe we have developed the ideal framework for joint development agreements in the industry."

To learn more about Dow Performance Lubricants and for our presentation schedule at the 2015 STLE Annual Meeting, visit us online at and in Dallas, TX, at Booth 205, May 17-21.

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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

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