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Dow Electronic Materials Wins New Product Introduction Award

Dow’s CIRCUPOSIT™ 4126 Universal Sweller Named Best New Product in Surface Treatment Category by Printed Circuit Design and Fab Magazine

SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), announced today that its CIRCUPOSIT™ 4126 Universal Sweller received the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award from Printed Circuit Design and Fab Magazine (PCD&F) for its high reliability and cost effectiveness designed for multifunctional mobile devices.

This is the third year that a new product from Dow has won the NPI Award from PCD&F. “We are delighted to recognize Dow for its new product with the NPI Award,” said Mike Buetow, editor-in-chief of PCD&F. “This year’s winning product, CIRCUPOSIT™ 4126 Universal Sweller, was an easy choice for the most innovative product in the Surface Treatment category.” The NPI Award, in its fifth year, recognizes the leading new products from the previous year. Awards are selected by an independent panel of industry engineers.

“Over the past three years, we have received New Product Introduction awards in the Desmear, Final Finishes, Electrolytic Plating and Imaging categories. It is a validation of our capability in offering exceptional solutions for every aspect of PCB fabrication,” said JR Chen, Global General Manager for Dow Electronic Materials. “We strive to combine our leading technology and outstanding customer support to continuously innovate with customers for advances in the electronics industry.”

CIRCUPOSIT™ Hole Prep 4126 Advanced Sweller offers excellent cleaning performance for smear removal and creates outstanding surface texture that results in higher reliability electroless copper deposition. It provides cost-effective and sustainable benefits with optimized simple process and lower solvent concentration. The new Advanced Sweller is capable of handling both normal and high performance laminates with a wide operation window.

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About Dow Electronic Materials

Dow Electronic Materials, a global supplier of materials and technologies to the electronics industry, brings innovative leadership to the semiconductor, interconnect, finishing, photovoltaic, display, LED and optics markets. From advanced technology centers worldwide, teams of talented Dow research scientists and application experts work closely with customers, providing solutions, products and technical service necessary for next-generation electronics. These partnerships energize Dow's power to invent. Its key end-use applications include a broad range of consumer electronics from personal computers, to television monitors, smart phones, tablets, global positioning systems, automobile safety systems, and avionics.

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