Dow Rolls Out New VORASURF Polyurethane Additives Family

As part of DowDuPont Materials Science Division’s ongoing commitment to provide customers with greater access to expertise and products, more buying options and reliability, the technologies of Dow Corning Polyurethane Additives (PUA) will be incorporated into the Dow Polyurethanes portfolio under the VORASURF Polyurethane Additives brand name.

VORASURF Polyurethane Additives will serve the ComfortScience, InsulationScience and DurableScience markets of Dow Polyurethanes, helping to meet growing demand for products like bedding, spray foam and footwear. Now, in addition to the proven silicone surfactants customers depend on to produce flexible, rigid and microcellular polyurethane foams, customers in these markets will have access to a rich portfolio of global polyurethane solutions, systems and capabilities – all backed by Dow’s polyurethane expertise.

“We are adding over 100 Dow Corning PUA products to the polyurethanes portfolio, expanding our already extensive toolbox of proven silicone surfactants for high-performance polyurethane foam,” said Richard James, global segment leader for polyurethane additives. “In addition to expanding our portfolio, we are continuing to innovate with advanced products like low volatile organic compounds (VOC) automotive surfactants and new hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) compatible products.”

The transition to the VORASURF brand name will begin in November 2017 and will be fully transitioned by the end of 2018. All Dow Corning PUA products will still be offered, but to help ensure a smooth transition, updated product names will feature Dow Corning’s “DC” and retain the original product grade numbers (i.e. DC 193, DC 2525, DC 5950, etc.) For a full listing of all updated product names, visit the Dow Corning information center. Dow will officially launch the product name change and the Dow Corning surfactants portfolio at the annual Center for Polyurethanes Technical Conference (CPI) taking place October 2-4 in New Orleans, LA.

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About Dow Polyurethanes: Dow Polyurethanes develops and delivers a broad portfolio of technologies and customized solutions to customers in a variety of industries under its DurableScience, ComfortScience and InsulationScience category brands. Applications range from industrial and infrastructure solutions, to consumer comfort solutions in flooring, furniture bedding and footwear, to energy-efficient insulation materials. The business manufactures and sells key chemical components as well as fully-formulated polyurethane systems for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, and coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and composites. Dow is the world's largest producer of propylene oxide (PO), propylene glycol (PG), and polyether polyols, and is a leading producer of quality aromatic isocyanates, such as MDI. Striving to meet the specific needs of its customers in their local geographic regions, Dow Polyurethanes operates a global network of production sites and systems houses, as well as innovation and service centers. The business has an ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical market needs and contribute to a more comfortable, healthier and resilient society. 

About DowDuPont Materials Science Division: DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. The division has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. DowDuPont Materials Science’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science division into an independent, publicly traded company.