Dow Chemical Announces New Polyurethanes Service Center in Brasov

Dow Chemical Announces New Polyurethanes Service Center in Brasov
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – July 5, 2017 – Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), announced the opening of a new Polyurethanes Service Center in Romania. Located in Brasov County, the Center is equipped with the technical and commercial capabilities to serve the needs of customers from Romania, Bulgaria and the rest of the Balkan region.

Jon Penrice, Vice President Dow Polyurethanes Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI), said during the opening ceremony: "We are proud to open our first Service Center in Romania. It will take our partnership with Balkan customers to the next level by bringing local expertise to improve response times and addressing specific customer needs. It aligns with our global strategy to develop customized solutions that are geared to provide our customers competitive advantage today and prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow.”

The Polyurethanes Service Center will offer tailored technical service, including product demonstrations, prototype development and mechanical testing of final goods. Additionally, it will provide trainings for customers and have warehousing capabilities for several Polyurethane Systems. Expanding an already strong network of more than 20 sites for production, development and service all over EMEAI, the technical experts located at Brasov will enable customers to become involved in innovations that will address their unique needs.

“Romania is one of the most promising and fastest-growing markets in Central and Eastern Europe. By opening the Service Center in Brasov, Dow reinforces its commitment to helping grow Romania’s economy further in areas such as infrastructure development as well as building and construction,” said Claudiu Tuncu, Country Leader Dow Romania and Bulgaria. “Moreover, Dow’s longstanding presence in Romania gives us the advantage of deep local knowledge and expertise in this market”.


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 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 fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 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.

About Dow in Romania
Dow has been present in Romania for more than 25 years, offering a variety of performance and base plastics and chemicals for a wide range of downstream industries including coatings, building and construction, automotive, home and personal care, packaging, agricultural sciences, electrical and telecommunications, isocyanates. Since the official opening of the first representation office in Bucharest in 1990, Dow's operations in the country have grown significantly. Following Dow's acquisition of Rohm and Haas in 2009, the Company further strengthened its position in the local market and expanded its presence.

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