Dow Receives Prestigious Henkel Supplier Innovation Award 2017

Horgen, Switzerland - November 10, 2017 - On November 7, 2017, Henkel Adhesive Technologies recognized The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, for its contributions to recent successful product launches with the prestigious Henkel Supplier Innovation Award 2017.

For the fifth consecutive year, Henkel Adhesive Technologies has recognized outstanding performance by its suppliers with its annual Supplier Awards in the categories of Supply Performance, Innovation and Sustainability. At the ceremony at Henkel’s office in Düsseldorf, Germany, Henkel praised Dow for being a strategic partner in various joint activities addressing the requirements of Henkel’s customers in the automotive and packaging industries.

Innovation Award for Driving Innovation in Automotive and Packaging Industry
Based on Dow’s polymers and dispersions, Henkel created new products that improve acoustics in cars and help to provide cost-effective packaging solutions.

The jury report stated: “Dow has been a very supportive partner in various joint activities addressing the requirements of Henkel’s customers in the automotive and packaging industry. The long-standing collaboration between the companies has been characterized by an open exchange and best practices in collaboration to mutually develop new product offerings addressing the needs of Henkel’s customers. Henkel and Dow are also aligned in their focus on sustainability, improved performance for customers, and reduced total system costs.”

“This prestigious award is a great tribute and recognition to the Dow teams involved; they were instrumental over the past years in establishing innovation platforms that solidly moved on to commercialization, setting us on a trajectory of growth with this strategic partner”, said Heinz Haller, Executive Vice-President of The Dow Chemical Company and President Dow Europe, Middle-East, Africa and India.

Effective Collaboration Paves the Way Solid Growth Trajectory
Alessandro Trombini, Corporate Account Executive at Dow: “We value this award as a recognition that through collaboration, innovation is taken to a higher level of efficiency and value. Innovation is certainly at the core, but there is more to it; Henkel’s recognition praises Dow’s excellent work on multiple fronts, including sustainability and creative collaboration programs, while supplying hundreds of products that touch across Dow’s broad product portfolio.”

About DowDuPont Materials Science Division
DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines more than 200 years of science and technology knowledge to passionately develop what is essential to human progress. The division drives innovation that extracts value from the strongest and broadest chemistry and polymers toolkit in the industry to help address many of the world's most challenging problems. DowDuPont Materials Science’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth end-markets such as packaging, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science division into an independent, publicly traded company.

Left to Right:Jan-Dirk Auris, Executive Vice President Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Denise Beachy, EMEA Commercial Director Dow Elastomers, Electrical & Telecommunications, Alessandro Trombini, Corporate Account Executive Dow, Heinz Haller, President EMEAI and Executive Vice President Dow, Wiltrud Treffenfeldt, Chief Technology Officer Dow EMEAI, Anton van Beek, President and Chairman of the Board of Dow Benelux and Business Director Dow Coating Materials EMEAI, Michael Todd, Global Head of Innovation and New Business Development Henkel Adhesive Technologies.

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