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Dow Roofing Systems ceases sale of TPO and PVC membranes, accessories in North America

Dow Roofing Systems ceases sale of TPO and PVC membranes, accessories in North America

January 19, 2011

MIDLAND, Mich. January 11, 2011 – Dow Roofing Systems LLC, (DRS) will cease the sale of TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) roofing membranes and accessories in North America, effective January 31, 2011.

DRS, which aligns with the Dow Building Solutions business unit, was formed through the acquisition of Stevens Roofing Systems in 2008.   Dow Building Solutions’ strategy is to focus on its market leading insulation and adhesive solutions along with ongoing development of differentiated roofing innovations for the future.  “The DRS product line represents a small percentage of our overall building solutions business and we are confident that we can better serve the roofing industry long term by refocusing our efforts on our core business portfolio,” says Scott Young, president and general manager of Dow Roofing Systems.

Products that will no longer be sold to the North America market include TIEMPO™+ 2000 TPO membranes and accessories, VIENTO™ PVC membranes and accessories, and TERMICO™ polyisocyanurate insulation.  All existing warranties for these products will continue to be honored.  

“Dow Building Solutions remains committed to the roofing market and will continue to provide the roofing industry with our preferred portfolio of products,” says Young.  “These include STYROFOAM™ Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation products, INSTA STIK™ Quik Set Commercial Roofing Adhesives, TILEBOND™ Roof Tile Adhesive, THERMAX™ Polyisocyanurate Insulation and DOW™ POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles from Dow Solar Solutions.”

About Dow Building Solutions

Dow Building Solutions has a 60+ year legacy of providing energy saving solutions to the global commercial and residential construction industry, which began with the launch of its flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, one of the most recognized brands of insulation in the world. A market-facing business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Building Solutions offers building science expertise to help builders, designers, architects and home/building owners reduce energy costs and protect against wind, rain and moisture, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. More information about Dow Building Solutions can be found at www.dowbuildingsolutions.com.

About Dow

Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in approximately 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. In 2008, Dow had annual sales of $57.4 billion and employed approximately 46,000 people worldwide. The Company has 150 manufacturing sites in 35 countries and produces approximately 3,300 products. On April 1, 2009, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas Company, a global specialty materials company with sales of $10 billion in 2008, 98 manufacturing sites in 30 countries and approximately 15,000 employees worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.  More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

For further information, please contact Jan McKinnon, senior marketing communications manager, The Dow Chemical Company, on (519) 541-0336, jmckinnon@dow.com; or Liz McDonnell, Gibbs & Soell Public Relations, on (203) 613-6463, emcdonnell@gibbs-soell.com.

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