New, Low-Density Foam Opens U.S. Market to Office Seating Manufacturers

Midland, Mich. - October 05, 2016

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has introduced a new U.S.-manufactured low-density polyurethane system for molded seating and backrest foam applications that uses less material yet maintains an optimal comfort level. This new technology has a standard density range of 2.7-2.9, which is the lowest MDI-based polyurethane density range currently on the market for molded applications.

“Driven by customer demands, our team developed this low-density foam innovation to improve manufacturers’ position in the marketplace,” said Scott Snyder, marketing manager, Dow Polyurethanes. “Besides lowering manufacturing costs by using less material, we are able to offer additional savings by removing import costs.”

As an expansion of Dow’s ComfortScience portfolio, this new low-density foam solution offers a robust processing range for multiple indentation load deflection and will give domestic manufacturers the ability to add the “Made in America” stamp to their products.

The Dow low-density foam system is commercially available in the North America market. Contact a customer service representative toll-free at +1 (800) 441-4369 or dowpolyurethanes@dow.com for more information. To learn more about Dow’s foam products and technologies, please visit www.dowpolyurethanes.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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 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:

Kara Braley
Dow Polyurethanes
kbraley@dow.com

Tori Unger
G&S Business Communications
+1.312.648.6700 ext. 2124
tunger@gscommunications.com