Dow wins 2022 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Dow Polyurethanes’ Predictive Intelligence recognized for scaling AI into operations, driving business and customer value.

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN – March 22, 2022Dow (NYSE:DOW) won the 2022 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards for its Predictive Intelligence capability, Dow Polyurethanes’ flagship digitalization initiative. Predictive Intelligence significantly accelerates The Company’s ability to meet customer needs by combining Dow’s material science expertise with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities.

“This award recognizes the progress we’re making in our digital transformation journey, making better use of science, data and digital technologies to predict and create what customers and society will value in the future,” said Alan Robinson, North America commercial vice president at Dow Polyurethanes. “We’re honored to receive this prestigious award from the Business Intelligence Group for our Predictive Intelligence capability.”

Dow’s Predictive Intelligence AI models allow real-time prediction of foam formulation properties and can recommend formulations based on desired formulation properties directly inputted by customers. These new capabilities are currently being trialed with selected customers and are expected to be made available to all Dow Polyurethanes customers over the course of 2022.

“This award is particularly a recognition for the collective performance of the Dow Polyurethanes team,” commented Sarah Eckersley, R&D vice president at Dow Polyurethanes. “Over the past 12-months, the team worked tirelessly to build a unified global data platform for AI models to power a virtual lab, allowing our product development scientists to instantly visualize, analyze and model thousands of ingredients and properties, significantly reducing development times of new polyurethane formulations.”

The Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards are an industry awards program by the Business Intelligence Group, recognizing organizations, products and people who bring AI to life and apply it to solve real problems.

“We are so proud to name Dow Polyurethanes’ Predictive Intelligence as a winner in our Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer for Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that Dow Polyurethanes was using AI to improve the lives of their customers and employees. Congratulations to the entire team!”

Stay updated on Dow’s digital transformation journey by visiting their website.

About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

About Dow Polyurethanes
Dow Polyurethanes develops and delivers a broad portfolio of technologies and customized solutions to customers in a variety of industries under its StructuralScience, ComfortScience™, MobilityScience™ and InsulationScience category brands. Applications range from industrial and infrastructure solutions, to consumer comfort solutions in flooring, furniture, bedding and footwear, to automotive solutions for vehicle interior, and energy-efficient insulation materials. The business manufactures and sells key chemical components as well as fully-formulated polyurethane systems for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, and coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and composites. Dow is the world's largest producer of propylene oxide (PO), propylene glycol (PG), and polyether polyols, and is a leading producer of quality aromatic isocyanates, such as MDI. Striving to meet the specific needs of its customers in their local geographic regions, Dow Polyurethanes operates a global network of production sites and systems houses, as well as innovation and service centers. The business has an ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical market needs and contribute to a more comfortable, healthier and resilient society. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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Nadja Streckhardt
Dow Polyurethanes