Dow Chemical Co. brings new formulas to foam conference


Dow Presents Industry Leading Polyurethane Portfolio at CPI 2016 

MIDLAND, Mich. – Sept. 7, 2016 – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) will showcase the latest polyurethane advancements in the industry at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference (CPI) in Baltimore from September 26-28, 2016. At the conference, industry leaders will meet with potential and current customers who seek technical expertise and innovations that improve performance, benefit society and address sustainability around the world.

“CPI has always been a great way for us to meet one-on-one with our customers and work through their formulation challenges,” stated Chris Chrisafides, commercial vice president of Dow Polyurethanes North America. “Our industry experts will be sharing their knowledge – discussing advancements, collaboration efforts and new products – during this year’s conference to showcase polyurethane science innovation in action.”

Additionally, the latest from Dow Polyurethanes ComfortScience technology, VORA Zzz™ Ultra High Airflow and Moisture-Wicking Foam is one of three finalists for the Polyurethane Innovation Award this year. The product helps foamers and brand owners enhance the breathability of mattresses to regulate local temperature and humidity environments throughout the night. The three Polyurethane Innovation Award finalists will present their technologies to attendees during the opening session as part of the final voting process.

Dow Showcases Technical Expertise

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, September 26.

During the technical conference, Dow experts will lead and participate in paper and poster presentations on various topics, including:

  • One-component Polyurethane Roofing Adhesive Formulation with the Hydrofluoroolefin, HFO- 1234ze
  • Improved Thermal Insulation Performance of Polyisocyanurate Foam Using Isocyanate Prepolymers
  • Advancing Sustainability for Long-Term Impact in the Building & Construction Industry
  • New Cell Structure Control Technology for Ultra High Airflow Viscoelastic Polyurethane Foam


  • Enabling Automotive Light Weighting by Reducing Foam Thickness in Instrument Panels

As of June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning’s silicones business. Dow and Dow Corning have a long history and experience in the development, production and customization of polyurethane technology including components, systems and surfactants. At CPI, the Dow Corning team will showcase their extensive portfolio of high-quality silicone additives and their recently introduced range of novel and innovative surfactants previously unknown outside of Japan.

For more information about Dow technologies, please visit Dow’s Hospitality Suite in the Johnson conference room at the Hilton Baltimore during CPI 2016, or visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Dow Polyurethanes

Dow Polyurethanes develops and delivers a broad portfolio of technologies and customized solutions to customers in a variety of industries under its DurableScience, ComfortScience and InsulationScience category brands.

Applications range from industrial and infrastructure solutions to consumer comfort solutions in flooring, furniture, bedding and footwear, to energy-efficient insulation materials. 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. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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 chemicals, 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. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. 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

For further information, contact:

Kara Braley                                                                                                        Tori Unger

Dow Polyurethanes                                                                                        G&S Business Communications

(989) 636-4084                                                                                                (312) 648-6700, ext. 2124

@Kara_Braley                                                                                                  @ToriKUnger


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