Dow Updates THERMAX XARMOR™ (ci) Exterior Insulation with Color Enhancement for Rainscreen Applications

Midland, Michigan - March 15, 2016 Dow Building Solutions (DBS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), announces a dark exterior facer to optimize THERMAX XARMOR™ (ci) Exterior Insulation in North America for rainscreen applications. THERMAX XARMOR™ boasts the strongest embossed exterior foil facer and provides builders with durability for long-term performance. It uniquely triples as an insulation, water resistant barrier and air barrier for use in the patented THERMAX™ Wall System, comprised also of LIQUIDARMOR™ Flashing and Sealant and STYROFOAM™ Brand SPF, for commercial building applications.

THERMAX XARMOR™ helps cut time and money during installation and eases the design process of virtually any wall assembly in any commercial building type. Through innovations in the commercial wall, Dow is making it easier for architects to meet continuous insulation codes from IBC and ASHRAE for energy efficiency and comply with NFPA 285 fire code requirements.

“As the global rainscreen cladding market is expected to expand, THERMAX XARMOR™ is well positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers,” said Matt Marchel, business director, Dow Building Solutions. “Architects will have increased ability to customize projects and are able leverage essential tools from the newly enhanced THERMAX XARMOR™ that will bring their projects to life, reinforcing our commitment to providing innovative building envelope solutions that help increase the energy efficiency and longevity of commercial buildings.”

The THERMAX™ Wall System features one of the best guarantees in the industry with a 15-year thermal and water-resistant warranty and a 6-month UV exposure warranty. Adding to the sustainability of the built environment through thermal, air and moisture performance, it contributes to LEED points in the Material and Resources, Energy and Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality sections. Additionally, THERMAX XARMOR™ has a publically available Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to provide building professionals with materials transparency.


About Dow Building Solutions

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 building envelope. Beginning more than 75 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 buildings. Follow Dow Building Solutions on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.

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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 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 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 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

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