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Dow’s Innovative Silicone Solutions at Astana EXPO 2017

Dow Consumer Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), supplied a range of innovative solutions for the construction of Astana EXPO 2017. Dow’s solutions enabled the high quality of glass units, product application within agreed timeline and specifications, as well as meeting the technical challenges during the preparation and construction phases of EXPO.

Arthur Eritspokhov, general manager of Dow in Russia & CIS, stated: “Astana EXPO 2017 is one of very important projects where Dow has taken an active role by supplying its best innovative solutions, which are proven in performance, reliable, safe and also correspond to the highest international quality standards. Dow is always open to new challenges which is complimented by professional technical expertise, high quality products and reliable customer service. I wish the best of luck to all Astana EXPO 2017 participants, great events, productive meetings and fast growing business in Kazakhstan.”

Dow supplied the following range of products for the construction of Astana EXPO 2017:

DOW CORNING® 3362 – a two-part silicone for secondary insulation of glass units used for structural glazing
DOW CORNING® 993 – a two-part silicone adhesive for structural bonding of glass in curtain-wall systems
DOW CORNING® 791 – a one-part silicone for weather proofing of structurally glazed facades
These products were specified for many of the facades at EXPO 2017 including the Sphere, which is the main venue of Astana EXPO 2017.

The project was successfully realized in a close cooperation with many companies around the world. It’s important to highlight that UAB Glasspro, Dow Consumer Solutions’s distributor in Building & Construction for Lithuania, Latvia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan, played a significant role in building the optimal supply chain and operational support for all parties in Kazakhstan who were involved in the project. Dow’s strong technical expertise and high level customer service support provided by Alexey Kornilov, application engineer technical service of Dow Consumer Solutionsand Denis Boiko, Dow Consumer Solutions account manager, enabled successful project implementation, underlining once again that the Company is a reliable solutions supplier and a trusted partner.

“For me personally and for Dow Consumer Solutions, Expo is a great example of our typical participation and contribution in such projects. During construction we had many challenges and tried to find an appropriate solution which met the requirements of the many stakeholders. Especially our fast and reliable technical service and expertise has been highlighted by our customers. Thanks to our experience and 100% customer orientation, we managed to take part with our silicone solutions in the construction of Astana EXPO 2017 which is now the main highlight and attraction in Kazakhstan,” explained David Longo, European commercial manager of Dow Consumer Solutions, Building & Construction.

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 fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. 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

About Dow in Russia and CIS
Dow in Russia and the CIS, supported by its experience, size and global presence, is passionately committed to further develop close partnership with local companies to strengthen the business, while accelerating the growth of the chemical industry in the region and increasing its competitiveness in an international context. In addition to its representation offices in Moscow (Russia), Kiev (Ukraine) and Astana (Kazakhstan), the Company has two manufacturing facilities in Ramenskoye (Moscow Region) for the production of additives for paints and coatings, and in Vladimir where the Dow Izolan joint venture company inaugurated in 2009 its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for the production of polyurethane systems. Dow is a Worldwide Partner and the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games. As the Official Carbon Partner of Sochi 2014 and a key supplier of multiple technologies that helped to enable the Games, Dow played a key role in the organization of the first Olympic Winter Games in Russian history. Sochi 2014 opened up tremendous business opportunities for Dow, our customers and partners, and provided an international stage to showcase the broad range of the Company’s higher-performing and more sustainable innovations for the field-of-play and our daily lives. More information about Dow Russia can be found at

Astana EXPO 2017
International specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 is being held June 10 - September 10, 2017. The main theme of the exhibition is “Energy of the Future”. It reflects the global community’s concern about energy consumption, which significantly impacts the Earth. The key objectives of the exhibition are the following: to raise the level of responsibility, to promote discussions and share the knowledge that will help people to learn more on how to plan and control energy consumption, minimizing negative impacts on the nature.

Astana EXPO 2017 exhibition center’s total area is 174 ha. 35 facilities are built there, including Kazakhstan national pavilion, international, theme and corporate pavilions, as well as trade and entertainment facilities.

Astana EXPO 2017 is the largest project of Kazakhstan. Astana was named the venue of EXPO 2017 international specialized exhibition on November 22, 2012 at the 152nd General Assembly of International Exhibition Bureau. Representatives of 161 countries, who are the members of the International Exhibition Bureau, took part in the secret ballot. The location of Astana was supported by 103 countries. The upcoming exhibition has become a true national project where all regions of Kazakhstan are taking part.

For further information contact:

Nadya Yan
Dow Europe GmbH
Moscow Representation Office
+7 495 663 78 48