Riding on Sustainable Innovations from Dow India Technology Centre, Dow India hosts Innovation Day 2022

  • In-person gathering with 200+ customers
  • Strengthens its ambition to become the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive, and sustainable, materials science company in the world

Mumbai, September 02, 2022: Dow India held the third edition of its flagship event, Innovation Day 2022, on August 29 in Navi, Mumbai. Global and local leaders convened to ‘imagine, innovate, and sustain’ the development of meaningful products and solutions for their businesses which ultimately serve the consumer markets.

As the world pivots in the post-pandemic era, from recovery to the reopening of economies, most companies have observed a profound impact the lockdown has had on people’s lives and work. Innovation has been the key driving force, helping us choose alternatives and solutions for a more sustainable planet.

Being a materials science company, Dow India is placed at the beginning of several product lifecycle chains and supply chains. Harnessing the innovation capability in collaboration with key customers is crucial for designing the next category of products that are far superior in performance and sustainability.

Dr. A.N. Sreeram, senior vice president, Research & Development, and chief technology officer for Dow, shared the highlights of how the company has spear-headed innovation and digitalization to deliver products to our customers that are simultaneously more sustainable and better performing. Talking about the organization, Sreeram said, “Our goal from a technology and innovation standpoint is to always have a seat at the design table amongst our key customers and value chain leaders. Our world is changing so rapidly, we cannot precisely predict the future. The one constant, however, is that all humans are continually trying to make their lives and the world around us better and want to be able to do it safely and responsibly. What we can focus on is that products and solutions deliver differentiation and value for our customers, while using fewer resources and lowering collective and individual carbon footprint.”

He added, “Events like Innovation Day provide an opportunity for immersive discussions with customers and are imperative for collaboration. It reinforces our commitment to serving them better.”

Furthermore, Chandrakant Nayak, CEO, Dow India shared, “Through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners, we are committed to bringing innovation under one platform for developing solutions for a sustainable future. Innovation cuts across the realms of processes, products, business models, and solutions for us at Dow. In India, we are witnessing a convergence of local demands with an enhanced focus on manufacturing, and India plays a key role in the global supply chain. I believe this trend will benefit the chemical industry significantly, and we see merit in coming together to co-create sustainable solutions for India and the subcontinent”.

The industry leaders participated in panel discussions circling focus on Digitalization - driving innovation and Sustainability- Reuse, recycle and recover. Digitalization has undoubtedly transformed the entire value chain, helping companies drive efficiencies and serve customers in real-time. Sustainability is a path achievable by collaborating and leveraging expertise across the industry. This collaboration will fuel the creation of the most value for society and the planet.

About Dow Chemical International Private Limited

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) aims to be the most innovative, sustainable, inclusive customer-centric materials science company. The company is committed to delivering the right solutions to its customers’ challenges every day. With broadest technology sets spanning performance materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics Dow India delivers differentiated science-based products and solutions in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care.

With approximately over 1000 employees, its operations are spread over six locations in the country, comprising of three including three manufacturing sites, three established Centers of Excellence, one commercial office. As a responsible corporate, the company supports its Corporate Social Responsibility (program) with technology expertise and employee volunteerism. Dow India works with non-profit partners towards the empowerment of differently abled, women, and children in communities where it operates. The company aims to redefine the societal blueprint, by supporting holistic sustainability and circular economy initiatives.

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