Dow Launches Building Industry’s First Low-Pressure Spray Foam that Performs Like High-Pressure Drum Foam

Midland, MI - September 19, 2014Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, today introduced its newest innovation that truly is a game-changer for the spray foam industry. FROTH- PAK™ ULTRA Premium Foam Insulation is a low-pressure (LP) spray foam system that provides contractors with the same performance attributes as high-pressure (HP) drum foam insulation, but without the expense of large rigs.

The system is approved for use in many more applications than other LP spray foams, helping contractors expand their job opportunities and grow their business. With no length or width restrictions, FROTH-PAK™ ULTRA Premium Foam Insulation is the only LP foam that can be left exposed up to 8 inches thick in rim joists and 10 inches thick in uninhabitable attics and ventilated crawl spaces. In addition, with one hour re-entry trades and occupants can return more quickly than with HP systems.

The new state-of-the-art refill system allows for a lower, longer-term cost of ownership when compared to drum and rig systems. And on many jobs, it costs less to operate. Dow offers an online calculator that enables contractors to quickly and easily calculate what size jobs FROTH-PAK™ ULTRA will be the most profitable for their business.

"We're excited to deliver this innovative solution to the marketplace that helps fill an unmet need – opening up new job opportunities for contractors, helping them boost profitability and grow their business," said Joe Barrow, Project Leader for Dow Building Solutions.

"Whether contractors are currently spraying high or low-pressure foams, FROTH-PAK™ ULTRA can help them grow their business. It can be used on smaller jobs, without tying up large rigs. In addition, contractors already using low-pressure foams can now do jobs they couldn't do before. And for contractors looking to enter the market, this system is less expensive, with no need to purchase a large spray rig."

"Finally, a low- pressure spray system that gives you the performance resembling a high-pressure system, with a one hour re-entry," said Bryan Kwater, Vice President for Matric Company.

 

About Dow Building Solutions

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.

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 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 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 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.

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