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Dow Chemical at UTECH NA 2016: to Display Polyurethane Technologies for Consumer Needs

Published on 2016-03-24. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, Mich. -- Market shifts in energy, technology and sustainability needs continue to drive opportunities for polyurethane chemistry. On April 6-7 at UTECH North America 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) will showcase how it delivers innovations that meet global and social demands for high-performance polyurethane coatings, home products and insulation.

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Fig. 1: Dow Chemical

Dow’s science, technology and material expertise has led to the development of enhanced flexible and rigid foam materials as well as coatings, adhesives and sealants. Dow will discuss how it is ‘Innovating for You’ with new advancements in the following market sectors:

• DurableScience: High performance materials that protect, adhere, seal and last
• ComfortScience: Flexible foam technology for healthy, happy living
• InsulationScience: Rigid foam technology for energy and cost-efficient buildings and appliances

“The global demand for polyurethanes have shifted from serving basic human needs – like protection and comfort – to more complex and even emotional needs – such as convenience, health, energy efficiency and sustainability,” stated Chris Chrisafides, commercial vice president, Dow Polyurethanes. “So we’re bringing our science and technology closer to customers to develop materials for healthier sleep, more resilient infrastructure and more sustainable buildings and appliances.”

Today’s connected marketplace promotes an instant exchange of ideas and continuous innovation. At the conference, Dow will contribute to that exchange with thought leadership and technical expertise through a variety of presentation topics, including:

• Wednesday, April 6 at 10:10 a.m. – Opening Keynote speech, Chris Chrisafides, commercial vice president for Dow Polyurethanes
• Thursday, April 7 at 1:50 p.m. – Reactive Diluents for Achieving High Solids Acrylic Polyurethane Coatings, Christopher Letko, senior chemist for Dow Polyurethanes
• Thursday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. – Thawing the Challenges Associated with Pure 4,4’ – Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanate, Will Heaner, application development and tech services for Dow Polyurethanes
• Thursday, April 7 at 3:10 p.m. – Improving the Pultrusion Process Through the use of Polyurethane Chemistry, Kevin Meyer, associate scientist for Dow Polyurethanes
For more information about Dow’s Comfort, Durable or Insulation Science technologies, stop by booth #420 during UTECH 2016.

About Dow Polyurethanes

Dow Polyurethanes develops and delivers a broad portfolio of technologies and customized solutions to customers in a variety of industries, and applications ranging from energy-efficient insulation materials, to industrial and infrastructure solutions, to consumer comfort solutions in flooring, furniture bedding and footwear. 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

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 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 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 Chemical

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