The Dow Chemical Company

2030 Dow Center
Midland, MI 48674 US



As Seen In Plastics Technology

world consumption of biodegradable polymers by region

Biodegradable Plastics Volume to Increase More than 50 percent
Western Europe now leads as the largest market with regulation as the most significant driver.

DowDuPont to Invest in Expansion of Specialty Resins and Additives
A series of investments totaling about $100 million over the next two years by DowDupont, Midland, Mich., is aimed at expanding manufacturing capacity and facility modernization at the Sabine River Works (SRW) plant in Orange County, Texas.

MATERIALS: Caps, Closures Resins
Dow's new Evercap PE family is diverse and boasts enhanced, unmatched product performance and processability.

DuPont and Dow Plan “Merger of Equals”
Two companies will become one--and then three.

Polyolefins Innovation: Automotive, Packaging, Pipe, Furniture, Flooring, Films
New materials and processes for injection and blow molding, extrusion, compounding, and thermoforming were discussed at the recent SPE Polyolefins Conference.


Headlines from the K 2013 Show
Here’s just a taste of the innovations on display, a selection of the top headlines not covered in our September show preview.

Dow Plans Multiple Materials Production Units on Gulf Coast
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Several new specialty material production units will be build on the U.S.

MATERIALS: New Polyolefin Elastomer for TPOs
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., has introduced Engage XLT, a new grade of polyolefin elastomer (POE) for PP-based TPOs.

Dow Forms New Plastics Div.
Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., has combined its remaining plastics businesses into its new Performance Plastics Div.


Tips and Techniques: How to Downgauge Film Without Losing the ‘Feel’ of Quality
These days, blown film processors supplying converters and packagers with high-end materials are between a rock and a hard place.

Alpine’s seven-layer blown film line

Seven-Layer R&D Line Spurs Blown Film Innovation
Business might be slow in most blown film extrusion markets, but leading-edge processors are preparing for better times by tapping into a seven-layer line installed last year at Dow Chemical Co.’s Film Application Development Center (FADC) in Freeport, Tex.

Dow Divests Most of Its Plastics
Last month, Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., agreed to sell its Styron Div. to Bain Capital Partners, a Boston-based private-equity firm.

New Colorants for Medical Polymers
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PolyOne Corp., Cleveland, has a new line of USP Class VI colorants for medical devices called OnColor HC gamma-stable concentrates.

Dow Launches Healthcare PE Resins Family
The Dow Chemical Co., Houston, recently introduced its Health+ line of polyethylene resins for medical and pharmaceutical packaging, as well as medical devices such as protective needle caps and sheaths, labware, and incidental parts such as handles.

Silky New TPVs Boost Extrusion Rates
A silky-smooth surface unlike the rubbery touch of most TPVs distinguishes the first vulcanizate products in the Telcar OBC line from Teknor Apex Co., Thermoplastic Elastomer Div., Pawtucket, R.I.

ANTEC at NPE: Editors' Picks
One of the unusual features of NPE 2009 in Chicago June 22-24 will be the first-ever concurrent presentation of the SPE ANTEC conference, by far the largest of seven conferences at McCormick Place during the show.

Die-Drawn Boards Of Mineral-Filled PP

Die-Drawn Boards Of Mineral-Filled PP
A new development in die-drawn polypropylene building profiles will be introduced by Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., in a paper at the SPE ANTEC conference, which will be held concurrent with the NPE 2009 show in Chicago next month.

Lots of Recent Acquisitions In Resins and Additives
A number of major businesses have changed hands recently.

Lubrizol Acquires Dow’s TPU Business
Lubrizol Corp., Cleveland, last month purchased the TPU business of Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich.

K-Dow Joint Venture Is Scrapped by Kuwait
The K-Dow Petrochemicals joint venture of Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., and Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC) sub. of Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC), was canceled on Dec. 28, just before it was to launch on Jan. 1.

Dow’s At-Press TPO blending system

Automotive TPOs: Improved Processing, Better Appearance
Last Fall’s annual SPE Automotive TPO Global Conference in Sterling Heights, Mich., heard presentations on new formulations that cut cost by eliminating the compounding step and that bridge the gap between molded-in-color and painted parts.

Product Categories of The Dow Chemical Company

Adhesives for Plastics
Impact Modifiers
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Olefinic Type