Providing peace of mind


Faceshield design schematics

Apr 17, 2020 | Jim Fitterling

As those on the front lines of this pandemic continue to move our world forward in heroic fashion, we owe them all the support we can offer.

I couldn’t be prouder of Team Dow as we continue to respond to the needs of our colleagues, customers, suppliers, community and government partners, and so many others. Team Dow continues to find new ways to serve our stakeholders despite the challenges surrounding us.

Healthcare professionals urgently need more personal protective equipment. And as they and others on the front lines of this pandemic continue to move our world forward in heroic fashion, we owe them all the support we can offer.

Stack of faceshield pieces ready for assembly

Faceshields ready for assembly

Today, Dow announced that we’ve developed a simplified design for face shields to help protect healthcare workers. Alongside Michigan-based Tinkrlab, we will laser-cut, assemble and donate 100,000 of these face shields to the state of Michigan for distribution to hospitals.

We recognize the need for face shields is far greater than the 100,000 Dow can produce. In fact, it’s far greater than any one company can supply on its own. But together, we can continue to be part of the broader solution. With that belief in mind, Dow is making its innovative and proprietary designs available for public download. The design is only comprised of two pieces – a shield and forehead cushion – streamlining multi-component assembly. It also allows for face shield production from various polymers using different cutting techniques.

Our hope is that other companies can leverage this work and join us in our effort to support healthcare workers. If you are interested in collaborating, please download the designs and feel free to contact us at for support.

Michigan health organizations interested in receiving face shields should contact their county emergency management office or email

Individually we each may only play a small part in easing the uncertainty our planet currently faces. But at Dow, we believe in and continue to witness the power of partnership. And we’re grateful to work alongside others who are providing the products and innovations that help protect us all.

Thank you, Team Dow.

Jim Fitterling, Chairman and CEO


This article originally appeared on Jim Fitterling’s LinkedIn profile.

Going big: Now is the time for a bold, durable strategy for climate protection


Solar panels with windmills in the background

Jan 21, 2021 | Jim Fitterling

Now is the time to do what is necessary.

As President Joe Biden took office yesterday, our nation faces critical and urgent issues: a global pandemic, extraordinary economic challenges and political unrest following the siege on the U.S. Capitol.

Yet, as one of his first acts in office, the President rejoined the Paris Agreement. While the U.S. has made substantial progress on CO2 emissions, this move signals to the rest of the world that the United States will once again engage and collaborate in reducing carbon emissions to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. Its message also should be a reminder that, while our nation faces the immediate task of recovery, we must work for transformative change. Now is the time to act – act boldly, to move our nation toward a net-zero economy.