||Andrew N Liveris
||Chemicals - Major Diversified
|Extent and form of SBIR-STTR involvement
Founded in 1897 and having now 50,000 employees worldwide, the Dow Chemical Company is structured to address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow makes performance plastics (engineering plastics, polyurethanes, and materials for Dow Automotive). Other products include materials for packaging (such as its Styrofoam brand insulation), fibers, and films, as well as performance chemicals like acrylic acid. The company also manufactures commodity chemicals (chlor-alkalies and glycols) and agrochemicals. Its Hydrocarbons and Energy unit makes olefins and aromatics, raw materials for other chemicals. The largest domestic owned chemical company in the US and second in the world behind BASF, Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture.