Dow Launches New Range of Co-polymer Polyols

Development of new CPP technology with remarkable properties for the ever-demanding flex foam industry

Horgen, Switzerland - January 08, 2018

Dow Polyurethanes, a business division of DowDuPont Materials Science, is launching a new range of co-polymer polyols (CPPs) to address the demanding and diverse requirements of the flex foam industry. Dow is confident the four new CPPs on offer—VORALUXTM HL 500; VORALUXTM HL 510; VORALUXTM HL 515; VORALUXTM HL 525—will represent a high class for flex foam applications. The range will aim to address the requirements for low emissions found in Automotive, Bedding and Furniture sectors, having a broad processing range that will yield foam consistency and high solids content for efficient load-bearing properties.

“Dow is committed to providing exciting solutions to the PU industry. By investing in a new CPP asset we are able to offer quality products to our customers, enabling them to make quality flexible foams,” said Ricco Borella, Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI Consumer Comfort Marketing Manager.

The launch of the new range of CPPs follows a capacity expansion at the Dow plant in Terneuzen, Netherlands. This facility, now the second largest production site of Dow globally, will benefit key downstream markets like furniture and bedding, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, building and construction as well as automotive.

The launch of the new range of CPPs follows a capacity expansion at the Dow plant in Terneuzen, Netherlands. This facility, now the second largest production site of Dow globally, will benefit key downstream markets like furniture and bedding, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers, building and construction as well as automotive.

About Dow Polyurethanes
Dow Polyurethanes develops and delivers a broad portfolio of technologies and customized solutions to customers in a variety of industries under its DurableScience, ComfortScience and InsulationScience category brands. Applications range from industrial and infrastructure solutions, to consumer comfort solutions in flooring, furniture bedding and footwear, to energy-efficient insulation materials. The business manufactures and sells key chemical components as well as fully-formulated polyurethane systems for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, and coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and composites. 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 and 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 and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About DowDuPont Materials Science Division
DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. The division has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. DowDuPont Materials Science’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.

For Editorial Information:

Nadja Streckhardt
Communications Manager
Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI
+41 447282564
NStreckhardt@dow.com

Neil Fernandes
Media Relations Manager
Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI
+971 44537173
NMFernandes@dow.com