Specialty Applications

Today, building and maintaining energy efficient, safe, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing structures demands unique technologies and innovations that enhance the entire building envelope for maximum performance. Dow Building Solutions seeks to help solve its customers’ challenges beyond the traditional building envelope by delivering a wide range of unique solutions for specialty applications ranging from panels and lamination to agricultural.

Panels and Lamination

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Dow's range of high-strength laminating adhesives contribute to long-term panel performance and reliability, key factors behind their popularity. Dow has specially formulated these proven adhesive technologies to be compatible with known common core materials including STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation from Dow. That means when panel manufacturers use these materials together in customizable combinations, they can expect high standards of structural integrity and high performance in demanding panel applications.

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Floral and Craft

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Crafters and florists of all skill levels can find projects, crafting tips, join our craft club and more at: www.styrofoamcrafts.com.

Buoyancy Billets

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STYROFOAM™ Brand Buoyancy Billets are an excellent choice for floating structures such as docks, rafts and boathouses. The large blocks or "billets" of rigid extruded polystyrene foam are lightweight, quick to install and won't lose their buoyancy, even if punctured. They are unaffected by salt or fresh water, won't waterlog, rust or corrode, and are resistant to damage from destructive marine growth.

STYROFOAM™ Brand Buoyancy Billets are composed of millions of tiny air cells, each one acting as an independent buoyancy chamber. One 10" x 20" x 96" (25 x 51 x 244 cm) STYROFOAM™ Brand Buoyancy Billet has an average buoyancy that is approximately 150 percent greater than a 55-gallon (208-liter) drum. In fact, just one cubic foot (0.03 cubic meter) of the foam billets can float up to 55 pounds (25 kilograms).

Agricultural

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From stable to livestock buildings and more, rigid and spray foam insulation and sealants from Dow offer immediate energy savings, plus help control humidity and condensation for a wide variety of agricultural building applications:

A consistent, comfortable temperature and humidity level inside agricultural buildings helps:

  • Reduced energy costs (heated/fan-ventilated buildings) – for significant energy savings and fast payback
  • Reduce animal stress
  • Cut down on crop spoilage
  • Minimize damage to structure

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