Dow Celebrates 75 Years of Innovation with STYROFOAM™
Midland, Michigan - January 19, 2016 - Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), is celebrating the 75 year anniversary of STYROFOAM™ Brand XPS Insulation, which has continued to facilitate sustainability, innovation and community success in the building and construction industry since its discovery in 1941. Dow marks the anniversary while attending the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show®, among the largest annual light construction shows in the world, that brings together the industry’s most important global manufacturers and suppliers.
Builders today face a bewildering number of products and technologies promising better building performance. Dow’s portfolio-based approach offers solutions for the entire building envelope, offering energy efficiency that can stand the test of time.
STYROFOAM™ has a long and rich heritage as a sustainable building product, insulating to meeting core thermal, moisture, air and vapor performance requirements through its rigid foam board technology. Over its lifetime, STYROFOAM™ can help save more than 30 times the energy embodied in it.
STYROFOAM™ has been part of Dow’s commitment to sustainable chemistry innovations for the last 75 years and will expand this legacy well into the future through continual optimization of building energy efficiency and performance. Dow has been a proud national insulation partner of Habitat for Humanity, with STYROFOAM™ donations leading Dow’s pledge to the address the need of affordable housing around the globe. More than 2,500 Habitat builds in 2015 used Dow products to help homeowners reduce their home’s overall natural gas and electricity usage.
“New possibilities for resilient, energy efficient and well-designed homes and buildings are being realized in neighborhoods and communities around the world thanks to imagination, science and engineering,” said Tim Lacey, global business director for Dow Building Solutions. “We are proud to offer 75 years of product innovation that addresses the need for long-term value as a sustainable building solution and look forward to improving, innovating and perfecting building envelope science well into the future.”
Please visit Dow at booth #C6508 at the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show® to learn more about key STYROFOAM™ achievements within the industry.
Dow Building Solutions serves the residential and commercial building and construction markets with an industry-leading portfolio of products and integrated systems designed to insulate and seal the whole house. Beginning more than 70 years ago with our flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, Dow has continued to offer innovative insulation, weatherization and air sealing solutions that work behind the scenes – above grade, below grade – to help builders and contractors deliver more comfortable, durable and affordable homes. Follow Dow Building Solutions on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.
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 the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, 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 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 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