Dow Adds New Capabilities to Serve Europes Growing Polyurethane Systems Markets

Horgen, Switzerland - November 13, 2017 -

Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of DowDuPont Materials Science [NYSE: DWDP], announces the start-up of two new state-of-the-art prepolymers reactors at its largest PU System House in Ahlen, Germany. With this focused investment Dow adds production capacity to its already strong network of Systems Houses around the world, and strengthens its position as a leading supplier of highly customized polyurethane solutions to the growing industrial and infrastructure markets. “Dow continues to see growth of innovative polyurethane solutions for industrial and infrastructure markets,” commented Jon Penrice, Vice President Dow Polyurethanes Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI). “This latest expansion of our world-class capabilities represents another significant milestone in Dow’s commitment to invest to support our customers’ growth and their strong demand for tailored formulations and fast response time.”

“The design of the new reactor capitalizes on Dow’s years of experience and advanced prepolymer production technologies,” explains Lorenzo Nicolini, Product Manager (Systems), Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI. “The result is a high-productivity reactor which is fully automated including raw materials integration and packaging, delivering an efficient and safe production of consistent and high quality prepolymers.”

Dow is one of the leading providers of polyurethane solutions to the industry with a global network of system houses. These facilities provide capabilities in which raw materials can be blended to deliver tailored polyurethane systems for the most demanding applications, while also improving the speed of application development and service to customer. In addition, Dow also operates a network of Polyurethane Service Centers globally that will provide customers access to laboratory capabilities and tailored technical service—including product demonstrations, prototype development and mechanical testing of final materials. The most recent one was opened in Brasov Romania earlier this year.

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