How can coatings impact the science of sound?
Simple. Sound is the result of vibration. Scientists apply a variety of technical solutions to reduce the impact of vibration-induced sound, but few offer the convenience of liquid-applied sound damping. With Dow’s ACOUSTICRYL™Acrylic Emulsion Technology, coatings can be formulated for easy-spray application and effective sound damping. ACOUSTICRYL™ Technology is sound science.
How can your clothes stay fresh even after a sweaty workout?
Simple. With the long lasting intelligent freshness of Intellifresh™, powered by Dow’s patented SILVADUR™ technology. When you sweat, odor-causing bacteria will try to grow in your clothes. Not when the fabric is treated with Intellifresh, which neutralizes bacteria that can buildup on fabric surfaces so fabrics stay fresher longer, even between washings. Intellifresh ensures all day freshness for your clothes and builds confidence that comes from looking good, feeling good.
How can a pillow help you get a healthier night’s sleep?
Simple. Dow’s new washable memory foam technology provides for a cleaner, cooler and more comfortable sleep enabled by a larger cell structure that now allows memory foam pillows to be washed and machine dried.
How can a soap keep you healthier?
Simple. Hand washing with soap is among the easiest and effective ways to help prevent a range of diseases. That’s why leading soap manufacturers use Dow POLYOX™ Water Soluble Polymers to help make soaps feel softer on the skin and last longer creating an affordable hygiene solution for more people around the world.
How can ice at an iconic arena be revitalized?
Simple. Dow enhanced the ice sheet at the Yost Ice Arena by improving the concrete slab beneath the ice. Dow used DOWFROST™ HD Heat Transfer Fluid to help accomplish this feat. This product aids in consistent temperature control, slowing of heat loss, prevention of the heaving of the slab, and transfer of heat to where it needs to be, all of which helps maintain the quality of ice.
How can tires create a faster race at the Olympic Games?
Dow adhesives, created using similar raw materials found in automobile tires, were used to create the running track at London’s 2012 Olympic Stadium designed to maximize athlete safety. The adhesive, VORAMER, binds together rubber particles that make up the track and provides runners with the perfect balance of hardness and elasticity.
How can paint purify the air we breathe?
Dow developed a binder technology for latex paint that can remove harmful formaldehyde from indoor air. FORMASHIELD™ Formaldehyde-Abatement Technology doesn’t just reduce paint’s impact on indoor air quality — it actively improves it. FORMASHIELD™ Technology employs a functional monomer that transforms the formaldehyde in the air into harmless vapor.
How can water rebuild a city?
CONTINUUM EP Resin from Dow is used in the manufacturing of WaterBrick®, a lightweight, durable container that can transport food and water and then be reused to create homes, schools and medical facilities – serving a dual purpose with zero waste. Dow and WaterBrick, International donated 250,000 bricks for use in Haiti reconstruction efforts following the earthquake.
How can bubbles create a healthier population?
Lifebuoy™, the world’s number one germ protection soap, uses DOW POLYOX™ Water-Soluble Polymers to create a soap that lasts longer, provides better value and yet still feels great on the skin. Dow created a controlled release technology enabling a bar of soap to stay intact longer while releasing germ-fighting ingredients slowly and at the right time.
How can heat prevent ice from melting?
Dow’s DOWCAL™ Heater Transfer Fluids were used below the ice at Sochi’s Bolshoy Ice Dome to create and maintain the arena’s high-performance ice surfaces for world-class ice hockey competition and training. The fluids provide energy efficiency, exceptional performance and reliability for the arena’s ice surfaces and air conditioning system.
How can yarn create a faster, safer hockey match?
Yarn made from DOWLEX™ Polyethylene Resins from Dow were used for the artificial grass in all field hockey pitches at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The game changing resins create a softer turf surface minimizing abrasions and helping to prevent serious injury, providing a durable pitch for players to slide, tackle and fall on more safely.
How can social media influence skin care?
We live in a world where we connect with people by posting pictures and videos of ourselves on social media –in turn creating higher demand for skin care products to help us look our best. Not only is social media driving demand, but it allows brand owners to influence their product lines by better understanding what consumers want.
How can a plant treat malaria?
Nibima, commonly used to treat malaria in rural areas, has been overharvested to near extinction. In a new twist on leadership development, a team of Dow’s future leaders traveled to Ghana to develop a new domestication program for Nibima using seeds. The team provided supply chain analysis, communication plans and communication tools to increase production of this critical plant.
How can tree bark restore a work of art?
Black on Maroon (1958), one of Rothko's Seagram murals and an iconic work of American abstract expressionism, was vandalized with graffiti ink that marred its subtly layered surface. Dow experts analyzed the ink and identified a cleaning solvent, partially derived from tree bark, to remove the graffiti, without damaging the original artwork.
How can racing create safer cars?
Racing is both a sport and a science. Dow and Richard Childress Racing, one of NASCAR's preeminent race teams, collaborate on automotive solutions like new adhesives and lighter materials to help make cars stronger, better, and lighter. The race track provides a testing ground for new technologies before applying them to consumer vehicles to make them safer.