MIDLAND, Mich.--(Dow Polyurethanes, a business group within The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), was honored at the Polyurethanes 2012 Technical Conference (CPI) Sept. 24-26 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dow was awarded Best Paper in both the Flexible Foams and Appliance/Energy Critical Foams categories, as well as Best Poster for the new VORANOL™ 223-060LM Polyol.)--
“CPI’s recognitions demonstrate our commitment to the polyurethanes industry and our continuing efforts to develop innovative solutions that help keep our customers a step ahead of ever-changing industry requirements”
“CPI provides us with the opportunity to educate our customers on our new offerings and provide them with information about the most cost-effective, sustainable solutions today,” said Mark Bassett, global vice president of Dow Polyurethanes.
Dow’s recognitions include:
- Assessment of Formacel® 1100 (FEA-1100) Blowing Agent in Rigid Polyurethane Insulating Foams for Domestic Appliance, presented by Melissa Rose, Best Paper in Appliances/Energy Critical Foams.
- New Formulation Technology for the Production of all-MDI Molded Viscoelastic Foams, presented by David Honkomp of Dow Formulated Systems, Best Paper in Flexible Foams.
- VORANOL™ 223-060LM Polyol: A New Novel Polyol for Use in High Performance Polyurethane Applications presented by Juan Carlos Medina, Best Poster in Flexible Foam and CASE.
Jean Kasakevich, global sustainability leader for Dow Polyurethanes, received the CPI Distinguished Leader Award. Kasakevich joined Dow in 1986 and leads the global efforts for polyurethanes product stewardship product regulatory compliance, sustainability and issues management. She has volunteered with CPI for more than 13 years, serving as chair of the organization’s Product Stewardship Committee for 10 of those years.
“CPI’s recognitions demonstrate our commitment to the polyurethanes industry and our continuing efforts to develop innovative solutions that help keep our customers a step ahead of ever-changing industry requirements,” said Bassett.
With more than 60 years of experience in polyurethane chemistry, Dow Polyurethanes is a leading producer of propylene oxide, propylene glycol and polyether polyols, and is committed to developing solutions to help customers attain growth while meeting and exceeding the demands of an ever-changing industry.
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. 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 www.dowpolyurethanes.com, www.dowpg.com, www.dowpo.com and www.dowpascal.com.
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 www.dow.com.
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