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Dow Polyurethanes to Present its High-performance Solutions at CPI Technical Conference

Published on 2015-09-28. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN -- Dow Polyurethanes will use its presence throughout the CPI Technical Conference 2015 in Orlando, Florida from October 5-7, to show how it brings together the three pillars of science, technology and expertise to provide customized, high-performance solutions that benefit society and improve sustainability around the world.

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"Polyurethane chemistry is among the most versatile in the world," said Chris Chrisafides, commercial vice president, Dow Polyurethanes. "So there are endless opportunities to point our science toward discoveries and innovations that advance health, safety, comfort, energy efficiency and durable infrastructure. We accelerate progress when we connect our expertise closer to customers and the entire value chain – so CPI offers an ideal forum to put a multitude of challenges, opportunities and solutions on the table."

Dow will be involved in all aspects of this year's event, including a plenary speech where Tom Feige, CPI technical conference committee chair and director of strategic initiatives for Dow Polyurethanes, will deliver a vision for the industry and how the role of CPI helps advance innovation and growth. His speech will take place during the Opening Session on Monday, October 5.

Dow's VORASTAR™ 7000 Polyurethane Spray Elastomer System is also being recognized as one of three finalists for the Polyurethane Innovation Award this year. The three finalists will present their technologies to attendees during the opening session as part of the final voting process. Last year, Dow won the award for its TERAFORCE™ technology, which was developed in partnership with Preferred Sands.

Dow Showcases Technical Expertise

During the technical conference, experts from the Dow Polyurethanes team will lead and participate in paper and poster presentations on various topics, including:
• Tues., Oct. 6; 9:05 a.m. – New Class of Hydrophilic MDI Prepolymers for Industrial and Consumer Applications – Yasmin Srivastava, James Facello, Philip Sheridan, Helge Braun, Rajat Duggal
• Tues., Oct. 6; 4:30 p.m. – Polyurethane Semi-Flexible Foam Sealant for Building Fenestrations – Steven Crain, Carolin Boehm, Lars Massueger
• Wed., Oct. 7; 8:30 a.m. – Polyurethane Technologies for Concrete Infrastructure Rehabilitation – Adam Colson, Nicole Knight, Harshad Shah, Amber Stephenson, Robert Frye, Juan Carlos Medina
• Wed., Oct. 7; 10:30 a.m. – Polyurethane Adhesives and Sealants Based on Hydrophobic Polyols – Adam Colson, Amber Stephenson, Nita Xu, Wenwen Li, Bindu Krishnan

About Dow Polyurethanes

Dow Polyurethanes develops and delivers a broad portfolio of performance products and tailor-made solutions to customers in a variety of industries, and applications ranging from energy-efficient residential and commercial construction, industrial solutions, infrastructure repair, to consumer comfort solutions in flooring, furniture, and footwear. The business provides key ingredients, fully-formulated systems and solutions for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and binders. 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, 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 the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences 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, marketdriven, 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 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 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.

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