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Dow to Showcase Customer Collaboration Success and Innovative Polyurethane Technologies at UTECH Europe 2012

  • A New Line of HYPERLAST™ and DIPRANE™ Non-Mercury Catalyzed Polyurethane Elastomer Products to Be Introduced
  • Dow Experts to Speak at Polyurethane Technology Presentations

HORGEN, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dow Polyurethanes and Dow Formulated Systems, business groups of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:Dow), will highlight their latest customer-focused solutions at the upcoming UTECH Europe 2012 Conference (stand #2230).

“At Dow, we are constantly striving to create innovative solutions that address key market needs and create opportunities for our customers” said Jon Penrice, general manager, Dow Formulated Systems. “We look forward to showcasing our latest technologies and customer collaboration successes at UTECH Europe 2012.”

This year at UTECH, Dow will launch HYPERLAST™ and DIPRANE™ non-mercury catalyzed polyurethane elastomers. The new products are based on well-respected technology and have enhanced features in terms of material processing and the final properties of the moulded elastomer.

For the household appliance segment, Dow will showcase its PASCAL™ Technology, a new patented polyurethane system that increases energy efficiency and processing productivity in household refrigerators by up to 10 percent. For professional cold chain, VORACOR™ second generation hydrocarbon and water polyurethane systems, featuring lower applied densities and demold times, are tailored to meet the most stringent regulations and anticipate market environmental trends – helping maintain food and beverage quality from the field to the table.

Dow also will highlight VORANOL™ polyols for high resilience foam formulations and VORALUX™ polyols and systems for viscoelastic foams – both of which include a broad portfolio of solutions for easy processability, varying hardness levels and reduced foam odor.

In addition, Dow representatives will be available to discuss the latest developments in renewable footwear soling systems and polyurethane backing for artificial turf, as well as VORATHERM™ insulated metal panel solutions, which bring excellent performance that meets the most stringent fire requirements of the construction industry. Construction customers will also have an opportunity to learn more about the ce|de|pa continuous panel development center, which advances innovation by providing a place to collaborate and create new ideas, test those ideas and solve problems together.

“With more than 65 years in polyurethane chemistry, Dow continues to develop customer-focused solutions that help address ever-changing industry requirements,” said Steven English, global vice president, Dow Polyurethanes.

Dow is presenting six papers and the welcoming address at the conference.

Day 1 – Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Time   Session   Presenter   Location
10:05 - 10:15 ISOPA President Welcome Message Steven English Auditorium
11:30 - 11:55 Progress in Propylene Oxide and Polyols: Key Building Blocks of the PU Industry Alberto Fangareggi Auditorium

Day 2 – Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Time   Session   Presenter   Location
10:05 - 10:15 Assessment of FEA-1100 Blowing Agent in Rigid Polyurethane Insulating Foams for the Cold Chain Industry Giuseppe Vairo Room B
11:45 - 12:00 Pascal Technology to Insulate Refrigerators and Freezers Vanni Parenti Room B
16:00 - 16:15 Novel Fire-Rated Solutions for the European Insulated Metal Panels Construction Market Giuseppe Vairo Room B
16:20 - 16:40 WALK the TALK: 2nd generation Ronald van den Bosch Room A
17:00 - 17:20 Prepolymer Sensitisation Alan Poole Room A

The UTECH Europe 2012 Conference will be held from April 17-19 at the MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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. PASCAL™ Technology exemplifies Dow’s ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical consumer needs. For more information, visit,, and .

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology 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 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 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

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