Dow Qualifies Commercial Quantities of FR-122P Polymeric Flame Retardant from ICL Industrial Products
Midland, MI - February 19, 2015 - Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is pleased to announce the successful commercial quantity product qualification of FR-122P Polymeric Flame Retardant from the ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP) production facility in Israel. ICL-IP is a global leader in the production of flame retardants.
“We are confident that the additional capacity of the FR-122P Polymeric Flame Retardant from ICL-IP will enable extruded polystyrene foam (XPS) and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) manufacturers to adopt the new technology in time for the August 2015 HBCD phase-out deadline set by the European Union,” said Francisco José Gonçalves, Commercial Director for Dow Building Solutions Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.”
In March 2011, Dow Global Technologies LLC (DGTL), a subsidiary of Dow, announced the invention and development of the Polymeric Flame Retardant (PolyFR) — a stable, high molecular weight, non-PBT (Persistent, Bioaccumulative, Toxic) substance with an enhanced Environment, Health & Safety profile compared to current alternatives. The additive provides a fire safety solution for XPS and EPS foams enabling these thermal insulation materials to continue to meet the increasing demands of global energy efficiency regulations and sustainable building design. More information on Dow’s PolyFR technology can be found on the Dow Building Solutions website .
Dow Building Solutions has a 60+ year legacy of providing energy saving solutions to the global commercial and residential new construction and remodeling industry, which began with the launch of its flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, one of the most recognized brands of insulation in the world. A market-facing business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Building Solutions offers insulation, air sealing and weatherization solutions backed by building science expertise to help builders, remodelers, designers, architects and home/building owners reduce energy costs and protect against wind, rain and moisture, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
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 products 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.