Dow Izolan, the joint venture company between The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Izolan, have broken ground on a new, state-of-the-art polyurethane systems manufacturing facility in Vladimir, Russia. The new plant will help Dow Izolan to enhance its offering to Russian customers serving the fast-growing automotive, consumer, footwear, furniture, appliance and construction markets. The facility, which is scheduled for start-up in mid-2009, represents the company's commitment to the polyurethanes industry in Russia and to offering customers a reliable supply of tailored, value-added solutions.
From rigid foam systems used in construction panels and insulation to flexible foam systems used for arm rests, head rests and seating in automotive applications, the facility will produce a broad range of polyurethane systems.
Russia is one of the largest emerging economies and this new polyurethane manufacturing facility will enable development of Russia's polyurethane industry in light of the rising demand for new cars, energy efficient homes and better appliances in the country. Leveraging Dow Polyurethane Systems' global technological leadership and raw materials back integration, and Izolan market experience and strong focus on local customers, Dow Izolan endeavours to be leading supplier in Russia.
Established in 2006, Dow Izolan is the joint venture formed by the world's leading chemical company The Dow Chemical Company and the Scientific Manufacturing Company Izolan Ltd., the leading Russian producer of polyurethane systems.