Dow Polyurethanes launches certified DIAMONDLOCK™ Play Systems for Playgrounds in Europe

HORGEN, SWITZERLAND – September 30, 2021 – Dow Polyurethanes, a business division of Dow (NYSE: DOW), launches its new certified product range of DIAMONDLOCK™ Play Systems binders for playgrounds in Europe. The range has been certified as compliant with the European safety standard EN 1177.

To pass the certification for European standard EN 1177, DIAMONDLOCK™ Play Systems binders were required to pass tests determining the critical fall height, as it relates to the safety of children in a playground. The new systems are also highly durable and contain anti-yellowing properties, meaning they last longer before requiring repair, and allow for better aesthetics with true color display over time. Within the external environment, DIAMONDLOCK™ Play Systems are water permeable, resistant to high temperature and humidity, and designed to improve durability and color stability over time.

“This certification of our DIAMONDLOCK™ Play Systems binders enables designers, specifiers,and applicators of play surfaces to meet the highest regulatory standards,” commented Mohammed Sami, global Industrial market segment leader, Dow Polyurethanes. “Outdoor play for children is critical for their health and development, and with DIAMONDLOCK™ Play Systems binders, customers can rest assured that play environments are safer for children.”

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™, 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 Twitter and LinkedIn. 

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. 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 highgrowth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. 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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Dow Polyurethanes

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