VORASURF Polyurethane Additives will serve the ComfortScience, InsulationScience and DurableScience markets of Dow Polyurethanes, helping to meet growing demand for products like bedding, spray foam and footwear. Now, in addition to the proven silicone surfactants customers depend on to produce flexible, rigid and microcellular polyurethane foams, customers in these markets will have access to a rich portfolio of global polyurethane solutions, systems and capabilities – all backed by Dow’s polyurethane expertise.
“We are adding over 100 Dow Corning PUA products to the polyurethanes portfolio, expanding our already extensive toolbox of proven silicone surfactants for high-performance polyurethane foam,” said Richard James, global segment leader for polyurethane additives. “In addition to expanding our portfolio, we are continuing to innovate with advanced products like low volatile organic compounds (VOC) automotive surfactants and new hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) compatible products.”
The transition to the VORASURF brand name will begin in Nov. 2017 and will be fully transitioned by the end of 2018. All Dow Corning PUA products will still be offered, but to help ensure a smooth transition, updated product names will feature Dow Corning’s “DC” and retain the original product grade numbers (i.e. DC 193, DC 2525, DC 5950, etc.)
For a full listing of all updated product names, visit the Dow Corning information center.
Dow will officially launch the product name change and the Dow Corning surfactants portfolio at the annual Center for Polyurethanes Technical Conference (CPI) taking place Oct. 2-4 in New Orleans.