The Dow Chemical Co.
The Dow Chemical Co. manufactures and supplies products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services. The company serves the 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. It operates through six segments: Electronic and Functional Materials, Coatings and Infrastructure Solutions, Agricultural Sciences, Performance Materials, Performance Plastics and Feedstocks and Energy. The Electronic and Functional Materials segment consists of two businesses: Dow Electronic Materials and Functional Materials. Dow Electronic Materials supplies materials for chemical mechanical planarization; materials used in the production of electronic displays, including brightness films, diffusers, metalorganic light emitting diode precursors and organic light emitting diode materials; products and technologies that drive leading edge semiconductor design; materials used in the fabrication of printed circuit boards; and integrated metallization processes critical for interconnection, corrosion resistance, metal finishing and decorative applications. Dow Functional Materials is a portfolio of businesses characterized by a vast global footprint, a broad array of unique chemistries, multi-functional ingredients and technology capabilities, combined with key positions in pharmaceuticals; food, home and personal care; and industrial specialties. The Coatings and Infrastructure Solutions segment consists of Dow Building and Construction, Dow Coating Materials, Dow Water and Process Solutions, and Performance Monomers which produce a wide variety of products with a broad range of applications, including adhesives and sealants, construction materials, cellulosic-based construction additives, raw materials for architectural paints and industrial coatings, and technologies used for water purification. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and plant biotechnology products, urban pest management solutions and healthy oils; and it also invents, develops, manufactures and markets products for use in agriculture, industrial and commercial pest management, and food service Performance Materials segment consists of Amines; Chlorinated Organics; Dow Automotive Systems; Dow Formulated Systems; Dow Oil and Gas; Dow Plastic Additives; Epoxy; Oxygenated Solvents; Polyglycols, Surfactants and Fluids; Polyurethanes; and Propylene Oxide/Propylene Glycol which produce a wide variety of products with a broad range of applications, including adhesives, aircraft and runway deicing fluids, automotive interiors and exteriors, carpeting, footwear, home furnishings, mattresses, personal care products, transportation, waterproofing membranes and wind turbines. The Performance Plastics segment is a solutions-oriented portfolio comprised of Dow Elastomers; Dow Electrical and Telecommunications; Dow Hygiene and Medical; and Dow Performance Packaging. The Feedstocks and Energy segment consists the businesses, including Chlor-Alkali/Chlor-Vinyl; Energy; Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol; and Hydrocarbons. The Chlor-Alkali/Chlor-Vinyl business focuses on the production of chlorine for consumption by downstream Dow derivatives, as well as production, marketing and supply of ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride monomer and caustic soda. The Energy business supplies power, steam and other utilities, principally for use in Dow's global operations. The Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol business produces purified ethylene oxide, principally used in Dow's downstream performance derivatives. The Hydrocarbons business encompasses the procurement of natural gas liquids and crude oil-based raw materials, as well as the supply of monomers, principally for use in Dow's global operations. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Midland, MI.