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The Dow Chemical Company

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified 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 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 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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STYROFOAM, the Blue Foam from Dow

STYROFOAM™, the blue extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam is a special, high performance insulation material, developed by Dow more than 50 years ago. Its closed cell structure offers a number of special characteristics and advantages at the installation:

  • high insulation value long-term, excellent mechanical strength,
  • no capillarity, high moisture resistance, resistance to freeze-thaw cycles,
  • long-term durability,
  • lightweight and easy to handle,
  • easy to cut with simple tools,
  • resistant to rot and deterioritation,
  • clean, odourless and non-irritant to skin.

The advantages of using STYROFOAM insulation are obvious for specifiers, contractors and building owners:

  • Consistent high performance thermal insulation value for the life-time of the building.
  • Long-term, safe and reliable solution also when the insulation is placed on the external side of the building envelope in severe climatic conditions, directly exposed to moisture and freeze-thaw effects.
  • Year-round comfort and energy savings
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Dow has developed a range of tailor-made insulation products, specifically designed to meet the different requirements of the various applications:

  • STYROFOAM SL / ROOFMATE™ SL for insulation of flat roofs, floors and structures below ground,
  • STYROFOAM TG for insulation of cavity walls, pitched roofs and agricultural buildings,
  • STYROFOAM IB with rough surface, for insulation of interior and exterior walls, sockles and to prevent cold bridges,
  • STYROFOAM HD 300 for insulation of cold storage floors