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Dow to Showcase Recent Developments of Composite Systems at JEC Europe 2014

Dow’s leadership in material science and the unique combination of epoxy and polyurethane chemistry together with the DowAksa joint venture for carbon fiber and derivatives enables efficient fabrication of stronger, lightweight and more durable composites.

At the JEC Europe 2014 Composites Exhibition in Paris, March 11-13, stand K 19/25 - located in JEC hall 7.3 – Dow and DowAksa invite visitors to see and learn more about how composites in novel applications enhance established production processes, such as Filament Winding, Pultrusion, Long Fiber Injection, High Pressure Resin Transfer Molding, Vacuum Infusion and more. Dow will showcase its recent developments of composite systems for automotive and transportation, industrial, infrastructure and wind energy applications:

Automotive: Mass Reduction for Mass Production
Dow Automotive will be demonstrating its concept of ‘Mass Reduction for Mass Production’ with the launch of the new Dow VORAFORCETM 5300 epoxy resin matrix system for high-pressure Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) or variants of this process. “This novel formulation enables ultra-fast curing, while its super low viscosity increases part consolidation potential in structural automotive composite production,” says Peter Cate, Strategic Marketing Manager for Composites at Dow Automotive. “With this new system we can meet the demand of automotive OEMs to achieve affordable lightweighting in true high volume vehicle production.”

Empowering Infrastructure with Polyurethane Filament Winding
Dow’s composites portfolio will expand with the introduction of a new Dow VORAFORCE TM TW 1100 series of polyurethane systems developed for Filament Winding fabrication. “This new series allows for continuous reinforcement and manufacture of cylindrical structures found in power and transmission poles,” explains Francesca Pignagnoli, Market Manager Industrial Composites at Dow, “Made to perform in demanding production environments, this new series with polyurethane resins rounds up the existing Dow VORAFORCE TW 100 offering for filament winding of pressure vessels, pipes and rolls.”

In their JEC Technical Sales Forum presentation, Dow VORAFORCE™ Epoxy and Polyurethane Systems Solutions for Filament Winding Composites, on March 11 - 2.30 pm, and March 12 - 10.30 am, Paolo Diena, R&D team Specialist Engineer at Dow, and Francesca Pignagnoli will elaborate on this topic.

The Longer Side of Wind Power
Dow will also present a further development of its AIRSTONE family to wind energy customers. When producing long and durable wind blades, designers and manufacturers will be able to use the new Dow AIRSTONETM 87 system, a series of high-elongation adhesives from the Dow portfolio for more affordable wind energy.

Advanced composites solutions from Dow can offer significant performance, efficient processing, and cost advantages for the fabrication of light, strong and durable composites as used in transportation, industrial, infrastructure, construction and wind energy markets. To learn more about our composite systems solutions and lightweight affordability visit us at stand K 19/25 - located in JEC hall 7.3.

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

Dow®, VORAFORCETM and AIRSTONETM are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow.

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