A license agreement between Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., and Germany's Bayer AG, allows Dow to produce polyether polyols using Bayer's patented Impact technology.

A license agreement between Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., and Germany's Bayer AG, allows Dow to produce polyether polyols using Bayer's patented Impact technology. Now in global market introduction, this new technology is said to enhance polyol consistency and reduce waste in manufacturing. The license allows Dow to use a continuous process to produce long-chain polyether polyols for flexible urethane slabstock foams. Initially, Dow will offer premarketing volumes of these products, and a world-scale production facility is being considered for start-up in 2010. Dow: (800) 441-4369 . www.dow.com Bayer: (800 662-2927 . www.bayerbms.com

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