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Horgen, Switzerland - October 17, 2017 -

Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of DowDuPont Materials Science, has won ‘Sustainability Product of the Year’ in the 2017 Sustainability Awards program by Business Intelligence Group. The award was presented for Dow’s mattress foam technology, VORAGUARD™ Polyol. VORAGUARD™ Polyol is a patented polymer polyol for flexible polyurethane foam production designed to exhibit inherent flammability resistance properties and excellent load-bearing in addition to having ultra-low-emission characteristics. Combining these features in one single product helps enable manufacturers to significantly enhance foam performance, resulting in benefits in almost any aspect of production and use.

“Dow has a legacy of creating sustainable solutions at the intersection of the sciences and this award is testament to that,” said Jon Penrice, Vice President, Dow Polyurethanes Europe Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI). “VORAGUARD™ Polyol is a fantastic innovation that was designed from the outset to be sustainable while also enabling substantially higher levels of foam performance. This demonstrates our passion and commitment to generate value for our customers and the environment.”

“We are so proud to reward and recognize Dow for their sustainability efforts and smart business strategy,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director, Business Intelligence Group. “Their innovation and leadership serve as a high benchmark for other organizations and leaders around the globe. Congratulations!”

The Business Intelligence Group’s Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

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, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. 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 DurableScience, ComfortScience and InsulationScience category brands. Applications range from industrial and infrastructure solutions, to consumer comfort solutions in flooring, furniture bedding and footwear, to 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.

About DowDuPont Materials Science Division

DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. The division has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. DowDuPont Materials Science’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science division into an independent, publicly traded company.

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