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Dow to Present Latest PU Innovations at 2011 CPI Technical Conference

Published on 2011-09-22. Author : SpecialChem

Midland, Michigan -- Dow Polyurethanes, a business group within The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:Dow), will highlight its latest sustainability, construction and material enhancing solutions during the upcoming Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference Sept. 26-28 in Nashville, Tenn.

With over 65 years in polyurethane chemistry, Dow Polyurethanes continues to develop customer-focused solutions that help address ever-changing industry requirements. The recently launched PASCAL™ Technology, an advanced combination of innovative polyurethane foam insulation and vacuum manufacturing equipment from Cannon SpA, increases energy efficiency and processing productivity in household refrigerators by up to 10 percent.

PASCAL Technology is one of three finalists for the CPI Innovation Award, to be announced in the closing session on Wednesday, September 28.

"We're excited to showcase our portfolio of polyurethane products that address so many customer and market needs at this year's CPI," said Tom Feige, Dow Polyurethanes regional business director, North America. "Dow Polyurethanes helps customers differentiate their products and provide solutions to the industry challenges of today and tomorrow with customer collaboration."

Feige is this year's CPI Technical Conference Committee chair. Members from the Dow Polyurethanes team will take part in several technical presentations at the conference.

About Dow Polyurethanes

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 and TDI. Dow's polyurethane products enhance a broad range of applications including construction, automotive, furniture, bedding, appliance, decorative molding, athletic equipment and more. The business provides key ingredients, systems and solutions for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and binders. VORANOL™ VORACTIV™ polyols exemplify Dow's ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical consumer needs.

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 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 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

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