Dow Polyurethanes Business Set to Expand Manufacturing Base in India and Bring Latest Innovations Designed for Indian Market

In upcoming trade show PUTech, the business is set to highlight its key India offerings and reinforce the strategic vision for growth and value creation in the high-growth region

MUMBAI - March 05, 2017

As consumer durables, infrastructure and automotive segments in India see strong growth in demand, the markets are expanding at an unprecedented rate through the value chain for all relevant products. Foreseeing strong market-led growth, Dow Polyurethanes (PU) business in India is expanding its PU System House at Lote Parashuram, Ratnagiri in western Maharashtra. The move will lead to around 50% of increase in production for the business.

Dow is also investing in new Technology Centre in Mumbai to accelerate innovation and collaboration with our customers in the region.

The business will showcase its latest innovations and offerings, present a technical paper and spell out long-term India strategy in forthcoming PUTech Trade Show, one of the biggest polyurethanes trade show in South Asia being held in NOIDA on March 08-10, 2017.

Speaking about the developments, Ananth Muthupandian, Business Leader, Dow PU India says: “Dow Polyurethanes is launching a new strategy called VISION 2020. It's a vision that resonates around one key theme: enabling customer success. A direct result of this is that Dow Polyurethanes increases its presence in India. From the latest strategic developments, it is clear that we are increasing our capabilities and resources to better serve our customers, starting with adding production volumes to portfolio dedicated to our Indian customers.”

“However, a bright future requires more than just extra volumes. It is clear that with the ever increasing sustainability requirements and consumer demands, long term success will only be possible when offering smarter solutions. We invite all esteemed visitors to the PUTech Trade Show to our booth to know more,” He said, summing up the approach.

The Dow PU product line in India consists of new products to help meet challenging customer needs across various markets such as automotive, building and construction, comfort and insulation. The key products of Dow PU India portfolio include broader areas covering:

  • Comfort Science
  • Insulation Science
  • Durable science

The Dow PU range of products focus on offering innovative and sustainable solutions for our customer needs in areas of:

  • Light weight
  • High comfort
  • Safety
  • Lower emissions
  • Improved insulation
  • Increased productivity

About Dow Polyurethanes

Dow Polyurethanes develops and delivers a broad portfolio of performance products and tailor-made solutions to customers in a variety of industries, and applications ranging from energy-efficient residential and commercial construction, industrial solutions, infrastructure repair, to consumer comfort solutions in flooring, furniture, and footwear. The business provides key ingredients, fully-formulated systems and solutions for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and binders. 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, 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.

About Dow India

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) 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 India's most challenging problems including the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. With approximately 800 employees in locations spread across the country, Dow India is continually finding ways to make people's lives healthier, safer and more convenient through exploring sustainable solutions based on technology development and application research in areas of infrastructure, transportation, energy, consumer and, lifestyle. As a responsible corporate citizen, the company uses its technology expertise and employee volunteerism to partner with the communities in which it operates. Dow continues to support Jaipur Foot through free distribution of prosthetic limbs along with BMVSS, building homes for the underprivileged through 'Habitat for Humanity' and supporting scientific thought and environmental awareness among the future generations through ‘Multiply the Message’ and ‘Mobile Science Lab’ programs. For more, visit www.dow-india.com / http://in.dow.com

For further information contact:

Frank Neve
EMEAI Business Communication Leader
Dow PU
FJNeve@dow.com

Sharvari Abhyankar
Business Communication
India Public Affairs
SAbhyankar@dow.com