Dow to share industry insights and expertise in transportation, flooring, roofing and silicone elastomers solutions at 2022 International Elastomers Conference on Oct. 10-13 in Knoxville, Tennessee

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MIDLAND, Michigan , October 3, 2022 (press release) –


Technical presentations to highlight Dow’s ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability in transportation, flooring, roofing and silicone elastomers solutions

Dow (NYSE: DOW) will be sharing industry insights, expertise, and a wide range of applications at the International Elastomers Conference (IEC) on October 10-13 in Knoxville, Tenn. Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business and Dow’s Consumer Solutions business will host several technical presentations, as well as an exhibit on the show floor in booth #727.

“As the landscape continues to evolve and professionals look for solutions to not only address their short-term challenges but set themselves up for success in the future, this exchange of information and collaboration between industry experts has never been more important,” said Nestor de Mattos, North America Commercial Vice President, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics. “Our technical experts bring critical insights and so much more to important industry events like IEC, and Dow is committed to continuing our close collaboration with industry partners to imagine and realize a better future together.”

At this year’s conference, Dow will be presenting three educational and thought leadership-focused technical papers related to methods for improving silicone elastomers & ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM).

  • Investigating the Discoloration of EPDM Compounds Under UV Aging – Wednesday, October 12, from 9:30 to 10:00 am ET, Ballroom F (speaker Xi Chen, Senior Research Specialist, Dow)
  • Silicone-Polyolefin Hybrid Elastomer – Wednesday, October 12, from 12:30 to 1:00 pm ET, Ballroom E, (speaker Dr. Noel Chang, TS&D Scientist, Dow)
  • EPDM Product Design and Longevity Considerations for Roofing Membranes – Thursday, October 13, from 11:15 to 11:45 am ET, Ballroom E (speaker Yushan Hu, Principal Research Scientist, Dow)

Dow’s booth will also allow customers to learn about other products and solutions related to transportation, flooring, roofing, industrial manufacturing, consumer goods and more.

Dow partners with key players in the value chain to develop EPDM, ENGAGE™ Polyolefin Elastomers, and silicone elastomers solutions for targeted automotive application needs – now and in the future. These solutions enable lighter, safer and more sustainable auto parts that lower the environmental impact and improve fuel economy without compromising product quality or performance. Dow’s MobilityScience™ Studios, located in Midland, Michigan and Lake Jackson, Texas, combines unparalleled expertise and a broad product portfolio, offering a comprehensive development network with access to experts, collaboration spaces, and a focus on formulation, fabrication, and testing capabilities.

Silicone Elastomers
With the mobility and transportation industry undergoing its biggest evolution in more than 100 years, Dow is investing in new collaboration and innovation capabilities to accelerate growth with Dow’s MobilityScience™ platform, of which silicone elastomers are an integral part. Some of these collaborations and innovations include the world’s first silicone self-sealing tire solution that provides passengers with safety, durability, comfort, and sustainability benefits, and LUXSENSE™ Silicone Synthetic Leather, which combines luxury, comfort, and wellness.

Dow provides solutions to the flooring industry that advance the circular economy through enabling recyclability and durability of flooring products. Using Dow solutions, manufacturers can create the next-generation luxury vinyl tile (LVT), vinyl-free luxury polyolefin tile (LPT), and carpet tile backing products that meet performance, appearance, and sustainability demands.

Dow creates tailored roofing membrane solutions that can withstand the most demanding performance challenges – from resisting the weather and temperature to chemicals and fires – while delivering on cost constraints, design, and end-use requirements. The company’s portfolio of roofing membrane technologies makes it possible to create flat, low-sloped, and steep roofing that is custom-formulated to address specific design and regulatory requirements. Through a partnership with Dow, customers have access to the one of the most diverse portfolios of roofing membrane science available. Backed by in-depth formulation and application experience, global reach, and local service, Dow is a development partner that is always searching for better, more efficient, and sustainable answers. For example, beyond developing membrane technologies that contribute to roofing systems that last for decades, Dow helps customers meet the extreme demands placed on their roofing and waterproofing systems while also maintaining or improving the flexibility, durability and sustainability needed for long service life.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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