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Dow Ceases Sale of TPO and PVC Roofing Membranes and Accessories in North America

Published on 2011-01-17. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, Mich. -- Dow Roofing Systems LLC, (DRS) will cease the sale of TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) roofing membranes and accessories in North America, effective January 31, 2011.

DRS, which aligns with the Dow Building Solutions business unit, was formed through the acquisition of Stevens Roofing Systems in 2008. Dow Building Solutions' strategy is to focus on its market leading insulation and adhesive solutions along with ongoing development of differentiated roofing innovations for the future. "The DRS product line represents a small percentage of our overall building solutions business and we are confident that we can better serve the roofing industry long term by refocusing our efforts on our core business portfolio," says Scott Young, president and general manager of Dow Roofing Systems.

Products that will no longer be sold to the North America market include TIEMPO™+ 2000 TPO membranes and accessories, VIENTO™ PVC membranes and accessories, and TERMICO™ polyisocyanurate insulation. All existing warranties for these products will continue to be honored.

"Dow Building Solutions remains committed to the roofing market and will continue to provide the roofing industry with our preferred portfolio of products," says Young. "These include STYROFOAM™ Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation products, INSTA STIK™ Quik Set Commercial Roofing Adhesives, TILEBOND™ Roof Tile Adhesive, THERMAX™ Polyisocyanurate Insulation and DOW™ POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles from Dow Solar Solutions."

About Dow Building Solutions

Dow Building Solutions has a 60+ year legacy of providing energy saving solutions to the global commercial and residential construction industry, which began with the launch of its flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, one of the most recognized brands of insulation in the world. A market-facing business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Building Solutions offers unsurpassed building science expertise to help builders, designers, architects and home/building owners reduce energy costs and protect against wind, rain and moisture, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

About Dow

Dow combines the power of science and technology with the Human Element to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified 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 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2009, Dow had annual sales of $45 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 214 sites in 37 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: Dow

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