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

Midland, Michigan - August 16, 2016

Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), 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. These capabilities now include hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology and may lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) by up to 99.9 percent.

“We have a long history of leveraging our formulating expertise to develop best-in-class solutions for our customers,” said Robert York, market manager for Dow Polyurethanes. “Now with our breadth of blowing agent capabilities and our global network of scientists, we can optimize our solutions for any customer application need - whether that be low GWP, improved performance or cost-effectiveness.”

A sample of Dow’s blowing agent technology options include:

  • HFO: the newest blowing agent technology, designed specifically for low GWP and highest possible performance.
  • Pentane: a cost-effective but flammable solution used commonly today in roofing insulation, appliances and more. There are three primary grades available, which include cyclo-, iso- and n-pentane.
  • Water: a lower cost, rapidly renewable blowing agent providing a unique combination of performance attributes that provides an effective option for less demanding insulation applications.

To learn more about the customizable solutions available for blowing agent applications, contact a customer service representative toll-free at +1 (800) 441-4369 or for more information.

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