(Dow) -- Dow Brazil, global giant in the chemical and plastics sectors with operations in Brazil since 1956, announced the Technology and Market Development Center for Polyurethanes and Formulated Systems in the city of Jundiai, countryside of Sao Paulo.
With investments of US$ 2 million and official opening scheduled for January 2011, the lab extends over a 1,200 square meter area and will provide a number of services, including chemical and physical chemical analyses; equipment to simulate production of a wide range of PU applications; characterization of physical properties and preparation of samples to customers.
Dow has Technology Centers for Polyurethanes and Formulated Systems in other geographies, such as the United States, Europe and Asia. The integration of these centers will be a major distinguishing feature since it allows Dow to promptly access new technologies and trends and make them available in the market.
Dow is the largest global producer of propylene oxide (PO), propylene glycol (PG) and polyester polyols, and a major producer of quality aromatic isocyanates, which are essential components of the polyester polyols.