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2017.10.04
Dow Introduces New VORASURF™ Polyurethane Additives


As part of DowDuPont Materials Science Division’s (NYSE: DWDP), ongoing commitment to provide customers with greater access to expertise and products, more buying options and reliability, the technologies of Dow Corning Polyurethane Additives (PUA) will be incorporated into the
Dow Polyurethanes portfolio under the VORASURF™ Polyurethane Additives brand name.

“We are selling over 100 former Dow Corning PUA products into the polyurethanes industry, expanding our already extensive toolbox of proven silicone surfactants for high-performance polyurethane foam,” said Richard James, global segment leader for polyurethane additives. “In addition to expanding our portfolio, we are continuing to innovate with advanced products like low volatile organic compounds automotive surfactants and new hydrofluoroolefin compatible products.”

The transition to the VORASURF™ brand name will begin in November 2017 and will be fully transitioned by the end of 2018. All Dow Corning PUA products will still be offered, but to help ensure a smooth transition, updated product names will feature Dow Corning’s “DC” and retain the original product grade numbers (i.e. DC 193, DC 2525, DC 5950, etc.) For a full listing of all updated product names, visit the Dow Corning intergration information center. Dow will officially launch the product name change and the Dow Corning surfactants portfolio at the annual Center for Polyurethanes Technical Conference (CPI) taking place October 2-4 in New Orleans, LA.

Customers can learn more by reaching out to their sales representative or by visiting dowcorning.com/integration.

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 www.dowpolyurethanes.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About DowDuPont Materials Science Division
DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. The division has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. DowDuPont Materials Science’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.

For further information contact:
Justine Arvizu
Dow Polyurethanes
+1.989.636.8480
jarvizu@dow.com
Olivia Mulvey
G&S Business Communications
+1.312.648.6700 ext. 2145
omulvey@gscommunications.com

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