Dow Adds New Capabilities to Serve Europes Growing Polyurethane Systems Markets
New prepolymer reactors inaugurated at Dow’s PU Systems House in Germany, adding capacity for highly differentiated products to serve customers in the growing industrial and infrastructure markets.
Horgen, Switzerland - Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of DowDuPont Materials Science [NYSE: DWDP], announces the start-up of two new state-of-the-art prepolymers reactors at its largest PU System House in Ahlen, Germany. With this focused investment Dow adds production capacity to its already strong network of Systems Houses around the world, and strengthens its position as a leading supplier of highly customized polyurethane solutions to the growing industrial and infrastructure markets. “Dow continues to see growth of innovative polyurethane solutions for industrial and infrastructure markets,” commented Jon Penrice, Vice President Dow Polyurethanes Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI). “This latest expansion of our world-class capabilities represents another significant milestone in Dow’s commitment to invest to support our customers’ growth and their strong demand for tailored formulations and fast response time.”
“The design of the new reactor capitalizes on Dow’s years of experience and advanced prepolymer production technologies,” explains Lorenzo Nicolini, Product Manager (Systems), Dow Polyurethanes EMEAI. “The result is a high-productivity reactor which is fully automated including raw materials integration and packaging, delivering an efficient and safe production of consistent and high quality prepolymers.”
Dow is one of the leading providers of polyurethane solutions to the industry with a global network of system houses. These facilities provide capabilities in which raw materials can be blended to deliver tailored polyurethane systems for the most demanding applications, while also improving the speed of application development and service to customer. In addition, Dow also operates a network of Polyurethane Service Centers globally that will provide customers access to laboratory capabilities and tailored technical service—including product demonstrations, prototype development and mechanical testing of final materials. The most recent one was opened in Brasov Romania earlier this year.
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.
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