Dow is ‘Innovating for You’ at UTECH 2018

Horgen, Switzerland - April 17, 2018 -

Dow Polyurethanes, a business division of The Dow Chemical Company, will be showcasing an extended portfolio of technologies and latest innovations at UTECH Europe 2018. Exhibiting at Stand 2230, Dow will present a range of polyurethane solutions that help differentiate products and contribute to help meet sustainability goals, opening new exciting opportunities for its customers and the industries they serve.

Innovations featured at UTECH Europe 2018 include envelope insulation technologies that can improve sustainability, efficiency and fire safety in buildings; foam materials that can deliver a very comfortable experience for bedding and pillow applications; adhesives, binders and engineering elastomers solutions that help improve performance and durability of infrastructures; and automotive materials that contribute to improved vehicle performance, safety and fuel economy.

“At UTECH Europe this year we will demonstrate what we mean by our brand promise Innovating for You,” explained Jon Penrice, Vice President Dow Polyurethanes Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI). “We are committed to drive meaningful innovations that address global challenges and unmet market needs. We do this through the application of science, a collaborative value chain approach, continuous investments and a strong focus on sustainability.”

New Capabilities to Drive Innovation
Collaboration is crucial to drive innovation that works for the customer. Two new capabilities will be presented at UTECH that intend to improve market response times and help Dow customers accelerate technology innovation: a space dedicated to sleep science and an independent R&D center dedicated to testing and prototyping activities for the manufacturing of PU sandwich panels for thermal insulation. Marcel Moeller, Marketing Director Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI said, “Our focus on sustainable, collaborative innovation shows our commitment to the industry and our customers. By working with our customers and listening to market needs, we can develop products that meet both their present and future needs.”

Dow specialists contribute to UTECH debate
Dow leaders and technical specialists will address UTECH Conference participants with a series of inspiring and informative sessions:

  • Jon Penrice, Vice President Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI will provide a thought provoking keynote during the Plenary Session discussing “Emotion and function - creating value via marketing the innovation.” Tuesday, 29 May – 13:05, Euro & Florin Rooms.
  • Marcel Moeller, Marketing Director Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI will speak at the Environmental Session discussing how Dow is “Addressing the challenges & opportunities of the Circular Economy.” Wednesday 30 May – 11:00, Euro Room.
  • Paul Cookson Senior R & D Manager, Consumer Comfort, will address ‘Improved fire safety without flame retardants - an industry challenge or opportunity?’ Tuesday 29 May – 16:00, Euro Room.
  • Alberto Mercati, Associate Marketing Director Construction Insulation, Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI will discuss ‘Beyond λ – what’s next for insulation.’ Tuesday 29 May – 16:00, Florin Room.
  • Alberto Fangareggi Senior R&D Director, Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI will discuss new opportunities offered by ‘Composites – the next frontier for PU.’ Wednesday 30 May – 16:45, Florin Room.

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Neil Fernandes
Media Relations Manager
Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI
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Sergio Di Gesù
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