Profile: Dow Chemical Co (DOW)
26 May 2017
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), incorporated on June 11, 1947, is a manufacturer and supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services. The Company operates through five segments: Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics. The Company serves various industries, including appliance; automotive; agricultural; building and construction; chemical processing; electronics; furniture; housewares; oil and gas; packaging; paints, coatings and adhesives; personal care; pharmaceutical; processed foods; pulp and paper; textile and carpet; utilities, and water treatment.
The Agricultural Sciences segment is engaged in providing crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions and healthy oils. The business invents, develops, manufactures and markets products for use in agricultural, industrial and commercial pest management. Its product line includes Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Seeds and Other. It offers Insecticides under various brands, including ISOCLAST, LORSBAN, RADIANT, SENTRICON and TRACER. It offers Fungicides under DITHANE and INATREQ brands. It offers Herbicides under various brands, including ARYLEX; BROADWAY; CLINCHER; DURANGO; FENCER; GARLON; LONTREL; MILESTONE; PANZER; PRIMUS; RESICORE; RINSKOR; SPIDER; STARANE; SURESTART, and TORDON. Its Seed Brands include BRODBECK Seeds; DAIRYLAND SEED; DOW Seeds; MYCOGEN Seeds; NEXERA; Omega-9 Healthier Oils; PFISTER Seeds; PHYTOGEN; PRAIRIE BRAND Seeds, and PROPOUND. Its Seed Traits and Technologies include ENLIST; ENLIST DUO; EXZACT Precision Technology, and POWERCORE Insect Trait Technology. Its other brands include INSTINCT and TELONE.
The Consumer Solutions segment consists of four global businesses: Consumer Care, Dow Automotive Systems, Dow Electronic Materials and Consumer Solutions-Silicones. These global businesses develop and market customized materials using technology and chemistries for specialty applications, including semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), adhesives and foams used by the transportation industry, cellulosics and other polymers for pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions, and silicone solutions used in consumer goods and automotive applications. Consumer Care provides global and regional brand owners in food, pharmaceutical, personal care and home care markets. Dow Automotive Systems is a provider of collaborative solutions and materials for original equipment manufacturers, tier suppliers, aftermarket customers and commercial transportation manufacturers.
Dow Electronic Materials is a supplier of enabling materials for a range of consumer electronics, including smartphones, tablets, television monitors and personal computers, as well as electronic devices and systems used in a range of industries. The business produces materials for chemical mechanical planarization (CMP); materials used in the production of electronic displays, including films, filters and OLEDs; metalorganic precursors for light-emitting diodes; products and technologies that drive semiconductor design; materials used in the fabrication of printed circuit boards, and integrated metallization processes for metal finishing and decorative applications. Dow Electronic Materials consists of four principal businesses: Semiconductor Technologies, Interconnect Technologies, Display Technologies and Growth Technologies. Consumer Solutions-Silicones provides silicone solutions and ingredients to customers in beauty and personal care, household care, healthcare, consumer goods and automotive market segments around the world.
The Infrastructure Solutions segment consists of various businesses, which include Dow Building & Construction, Dow Coating Materials, Energy & Water Solutions, Performance Monomers and Infrastructure Solutions-Silicones. The Infrastructure Solutions segment delivers products, such as architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation and materials, adhesives, microbial protection for the oil and gas industry, telecommunications, light and water technologies. Dow Building & Construction consists of two businesses: Dow Building Solutions and Dow Construction Chemicals. The Dow Coating Materials business manufactures and delivers solutions that leverage various product offerings for architectural paint and coatings, as well as industrial coatings applications, including paper, leather, concrete, wood, automotive, maintenance and protective industries.
Energy & Water Solutions includes various businesses, such as Dow Microbial Control; Dow Oil, Gas & Mining, and Dow Water and Process Solutions. The Performance Monomers business produces monomer products that are sold externally, as well as consumed internally as building blocks used in downstream polymer businesses. The business' products are used in various applications, including dispersions and emulsions for adhesives, coatings, inks, woven and non-woven textiles, plastics and polymers and superabsorbent products. Infrastructure Solutions-Silicones provides solutions to the building and construction, telecommunications, lighting and energy sectors.
Performance Materials & Chemicals
The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment consists of three global businesses: Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl, Industrial Solutions and Polyurethanes. The Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl business provides chlorine and caustic soda supply and integration for the Polyurethanes business. Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl also includes the marketing of caustic soda, a co-product of the chlor-alkali manufacturing process, and ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomer, essential for the production of polyvinyl chloride. The Industrial Solutions business enables manufacturing of the goods and services with additive solutions. The business supports industrial manufacturers associated with electronics, agricultural chemicals, engine/heavy equipment, coatings, adhesives and inks, and detergents and cleaners. Industrial Solutions is a producer of purified ethylene oxide. Polyurethanes consists of four businesses: Isocyanates, Polyols, Polyurethane Systems and Propylene Oxide/Propylene Glycol (PO/PG). The Polyurethanes business is a producer of propylene oxide and propylene glycol, as well as a producer of polyether polyols and aromatic isocyanates.
The Performance Plastics segment is a plastics franchise, and consists of five global businesses: Dow Elastomers, Dow Electrical and Telecommunications, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, Energy and Hydrocarbons. Dow Elastomers, Dow Electrical and Telecommunications, and Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics serve various market segments, including construction, food and specialty packaging, footwear, industrial and consumer packaging, hygiene and medical, infrastructure, pipe, telecommunications and transportation. The Energy business is an industrial energy producer. The Hydrocarbons business is a producer of ethylene, an internal feedstock that is consumed primarily within Performance Plastics. The Hydrocarbons business is also a producer and purchaser of propylene.
The Company competes with BASF, Bayer CropScience AG, Bayer CropScience NV, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Monsanto, Syngenta, Ashland, Bluestar, JSR Micro, Momentive, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Wacker, Arkema, Elementis, Hydranautics, Lanxess, Lonza, Owens-Corning, Covestro, Eastman, INEOS, Huntsman, LyondellBasell, Olin Corporation, Oxea, Borealis, Braskem, CP Chem, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Mitsui & Co. Texas Chlor-Alkali Inc. and SABIC.
Dow Chemical Co
2030 Dow Ctr
MIDLAND MI 48674-2030