Dow Izolan Inaugurates its State-of-the-Art Polyurethane Systems Manufacturing Plant in Vladimir, Russia
Dow Izolan, the joint venture company formed in 2006 between The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Izolan, officially inaugurated its new state-of-the-art polyurethane (PU) systems manufacturing facility in Vladimir, Russia, on Dec. 11, 2009. Â The facility will produce a broad range of rigid and flexible foam PU systems for a variety of applications including construction, automotive, consumer, footwear, furniture and appliance. The output from the new plant will further enhance Dow Izolanâ??s offering and delivery terms to its customers in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
â??Despite the challenging global economic environment, we have kept our promise and completed the plant as scheduled,â? said Juan Antonio Merino, general manager, Dow Formulated Systems, a global business unit of Dow.Â â??Dow Izolan offers an expanded portfolio of specialized, value added products that enable our customersâ?? success in their respective markets.Â The plant â?" one of the best designed and equipped PU systems facilities in the world â?" leverages Dowâ??s 60-year PU chemistry experience and Vladimirâ??s long tradition in PU science and technology.Â It is yet another example of Dowâ??s commitment to the global polyurethanes industry and to our customers in Russia and the CIS, specifically,â? Merino said.Â Â
The construction and start-up of the plant coincides with the 35th anniversary of Dowâ??s continued business presence in Russia.
About Dow Izolan
Dow Izolan is the joint venture company formed by the worldâ??s leading chemical company The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and the Scientific Manufacturing Company Izolan Ltd., leading Russian producer of polyurethane systems. Leveraging Dow Formulated Systems global technological leadership and raw materials back integration, and Izolan market experience and strong focus on local customers, Dow Izolan is the leader in the polyurethane components market in Russia and the CIS. Established in 2006, and with currently about 100 employees, Dow Izolan offers a wide range of products to more than 700 customers in various industries including construction, automotive, shipbuilding, and refrigeration equipments.Â More information about Dow Izolan can be found at www.dow-izolan.com.
About Dow Formulated Systems
Dow Formulated Systems, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is a global industry leader in the development and formulation of fully formulated polyurethane and epoxy systems, focused on providing its customers worldwide with innovative tailor-made solutions through its Energy Efficiency, Alternative Energy & Composites, Infrastructure Life Preservation, Leisure & Lifestyle, and Industrial Castings and Adhesives businesses. Â Dow Formulated Systems manufactures and markets custom- formulated rigid and semi-rigid, flexible, integral skin, and microcellular polyurethane foams and fully formulated systems as well as coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and binders used in applications ranging from residential and commercial construction, infrastructure repair, wind energy solutions, oil and gas, automotive, appliance, furniture, and shoe soles to decorative molding and athletic equipment. Striving to meet the specific needs of its customers in their local geographic regions, Dow Formulated Systems operates a global network of 30 system houses.
About Dow in Russia and the CIS
Dow is highly committed to Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as a key area for growth, and we continually strive to improve our customer relations, stakeholder outreach and service offering. Following Dow's acquisition of Rohm and Haas, our local organization employs more than 250 employees generating a turnover of USD 850 million. In Russia and the CIS, Dow offers a variety of base and performance plastics and chemicals sold to a wide range of downstream industries including automotive, oil and gas, packaging, building and construction, furniture, wire and cable, large appliances, water treatment and agricultural products. In addition to its sales offices in Moscow and in Kiev (Ukraine), the Company has a manufacturing facility in Ramenskoye (Moscow Region) for the production of additives for paint and coatings materials and adhesives. Dow has formed in 2006 the Dow Izolan joint venture company that has inaugurated on December 11, 2009 its new, large and state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Vladimir (Russia) for the production of polyurethane systems.