Dow introduces V PLUS PERFORM™, implemented by ISOPAN through the LEAF Technology

Dow Polyurethanes has developed V PLUS PERFORM™ Technology offering a completely next level of performance for rigid foam insulation. Isopan is the first company implementing this technology and bringing this to market in 2017 though the ISOPAN LEAF Technology.

Horgen, Switzerland, Verona, Italy - January 17, 2017

Creating energy efficient buildings is becoming more and more critical. In addition, European regulations and national building codes as well as complex and challenging requirements increase the need for high-performance construction materials. To help building and construction companies address these challenges, Dow Polyurethanes and Isopan have worked together to be able to introduce today two new technologies: DOW V PLUS PERFORM™ Technology, which is fully integrated in the ISOPAN LEAF Technology. A first result of this combination is the enhanced Isopan sandwich panels range, available beginning summer 2017 in a high-end performing version, slim and lightweight.

For the first time ever, Dow and Isopan are now introducing these innovations at BAU 2017 in Munich (till 21 January). During the show, the two companies will be demonstrating how this future oriented solution opens up whole new possibilities for planning your buildings.

“Thinking about the requirements in the building and construction world, lighter, more energy efficient, easier to use and yet addressing rules and regulations are becoming more and more important”, says Alberto Mercati, Associate Marketing Director Energy Efficiency for Dow Polyurethanes. “These were the drivers we had in mind when we started working on V Plus Perform. We have been cooperating with Isopan, and are very happy that the V Plus Perform Technology now will be offered to the market through Isopan’s LEAF Technology”.

“Isopan is deeply committed towards the reduction of the building industry’s environmental footprint, and we ask our business partners to share our vision in order to give a boost to the shift to a green and circular economy model”, states Alessandro Cuomo, International Market and Brand Developer of the Italian Manni Group, which controls Isopan companies. “The cooperation with Dow was born on these premises and it is a solution that the entire value chain players can benefit from. It has resulted in our LEAF technology, which addresses multiple sustainability criteria like halogen free flame retardants while still achieving Euroclas B-S1,d0; great insulation properties, lightweight and a solid contribution towards satisfying LEED® V4 Credits, all in one Isopan sandwich panel, to add further value to your building”.

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About Isopan
ISOPAN is a world leader in the production of metal insulating panels for building envelopes. Based in Italy and with five companies in the world (Germany, Romania, Spain, Russia and Mexico), for over forty years Isopan has been committed to improving the construction industry by technological innovation, efficient logistics and excellent service, paying special attention to energy efficiency and the reduction of environmental footprint. It promotes a sustainable building industry developing high performing products and innovative solutions. (www.isopan.com)

Isopan is part of Manni Group, the Italian Holding company based in Verona, that has been operating for over 70 years promoting innovation in the widest applications involving the working and use of steel. The company is committed to increase sustainable, safe and efficient constructions through a constant commitment to research and development of products, services and solutions for steel constructions, renovations, reduction of consumption and emissions and increased use of renewable energy. It also controls Manni Sipre, leading company in engineered steel components and systems for the building industry, and Manni Energy, which designs and manufactures renewable energy systems, ensures energy efficiency and Operations & Maintenance services.The Holding includes 12 operating companies, 23 Production, service and distribution centers in Italy and abroad, 1,000 employees, € 500 million annual revenue (2015), 10,000 customers, 60 countries supplied in 4 continents. (www.mannigroup.com)

About Dow Polyurethanes
Dow Polyurethanes develops and delivers a broad portfolio of performance products and tailor-made solutions to customers in a variety of industries, and applications ranging from energy-efficient residential and commercial construction, industrial solutions, infrastructure repair, to consumer comfort solutions in flooring, furniture, and footwear. The business provides key ingredients, fully-formulated systems and solutions for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and binders. Dow is the world's largest producer of propylene oxide (PO), propylene glycol (PG), and polyether polyols, and is a leading producer of quality aromatic isocyanates, such as MDI. Striving to meet the specific needs of its customers in their local geographic regions, Dow Polyurethanes operates a global network of production sites, systems houses, as well as innovation and service centers. The business has an ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical market needs and contribute to a more comfortable, healthier and resilient society. For more information, visit www.dowpolyurethanes.com.

About Dow
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 material, polymer, chemical and biological science 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 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. 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 www.dow.com.

For Editorial Information:

Frank Neve
Dow Polyurethanes
+41 44 728 25 32
fjneve@dow.com

Alessandro Cuomo
Isopan Group S.p.A.
+39 045 80 88 911
alessandro.cuomo@mannigroup.com