Dow launches V PLUS Perform™ next to address the construction insulation industry's sustainability transition
New offering combines all the features of legacy V PLUS Perform™ with low carbon, circular ingredients designed to customer specifications
HORGEN, Switzerland – December 5, 2022 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) today announced the launch of V PLUS Perform™ next, an evolution of its legacy V PLUS Perform™ polyurethane technology for insulated metal panels. The offering brings together the high-performance energy efficiency and fire safety features of V PLUS Perform™, with low carbon and circular ingredients designed to customer specifications.
“The new energy performance of buildings directive1 adds urgency for buildings that require energy efficient insulation with decreased embodied carbon,” said Alberto Mercati, Marketing Fellow at Dow. “For the last five years, V PLUS Perform™ has enabled insulated metal panel manufacturers to deliver building envelopes that couple energy efficiency and fire safety. V PLUS Perform™ next supports insulated panel manufacturers to select lower carbon and circular construction ingredients from the design phase to the delivery of a novel class of products for more sustainable buildings.”
“The construction industry currently accounts for around half of all extracted material2 and has been identified as one of the main European industries requiring a coordinated and efficient strategy to achieve the EU Green Deal goals,” said Cyrille Schenck, Senior Sales Director, Dow Polyurethanes. “Dow has developed V PLUS Perform™ next to respond directly to these challenges. We look forward to collaborating with customers through the V PLUS Perform™ next Alliance Program.”
Dow sources alternative raw materials from bio-based feedstocks from non-competing food and feed sources and technical circular feedstocks from various sources of post-consumer and post-industrial waste. These alternative feedstocks are used in the production of polyurethanes and allocated using the mass balance chain of custody, which is validated by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS. Over a quarter of total energy used in the production process of V PLUS Perform™ next is renewable, certified with EU Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Certification.
To find out more about the V PLUS Perform™ program and to stay up to date on the progress being made by Dow and its partners, visit www.dow.com/v-plus-perform.
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