Dow Inc. Showcases Strong Lineup of Materials Science Solutions at the 6th CIIE

Breakthrough innovations boost China’s high-quality, sustainable development
  • Marking the sixth consecutive year at the CIIE
  • Highlighting low carbon solutions in five key areas
  • Signing “The First Order of the First Day” MOU valued at $300 million
  • Staging plastic waste recycling campaign in support of CIIE’s zero-carbon efforts

SHANGHAI, China – Dow (NYSE: DOW) is showcasing its rich portfolio of materials science solutions at the 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE). The company is also set to sign multiple strategic industry partnership agreements and support the CIIE’s zero-carbon efforts aimed at driving the circular economy. Dow’s exhibits and programs underscore its commitment to helping China and Chinese customers achieve high-quality, sustainable development.

This is the sixth consecutive year Dow has participated in the CIIE. With a core focus on sustainability, Dow is spotlighting five areas: Circular Economy, New Energy, Consumer Upgrade, Green Buildings and Low Carbon. On display are nearly 50 innovative materials science solutions, with 11 making their debut either globally, in the Asia-Pacific, or specifically in China.

During the CIIE, Dow will enter into 10 Memorandums of Understanding. On the afternoon of November 5, Dow signed a $300 millionMemorandum of Understanding with ZKH Group Limited marking “The First Order of The First Day” of the CIIE this year. Dow will provide ZKH Group with silicone products valued at $300 million to sell via its online platform, as well as with product and technical consulting services. The two companies will also partner to tap into burgeoning silicone markets downstream, such as electrification, transportation, packaging and construction. This is the second MoU the two companies have signed at the CIIE since 2019.

On the morning of November 6, Dow and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, CIIE Bureau, as well as value chain partners will jointly kick off the “Close the Loop: Path to Zero Plastic Waste” campaign at the Dow booth. The project will run throughout the expo to promote plastic recycling and waste management in support of the CIIE’s zero-carbon efforts, as well as advocate the circular economy. In addition, Dow will sign a MoU for partnership in 2024 with the China National Resources Recycling Association and LOVERE. The partners aim to foster consumer education and value chain collaborations to explore a China-specific recycling system for flexible plastic packages.

“The CIIE is an important platform for us to showcase our latest innovative technologies for China and the region. It is a one-stop display of our R&D expertise and manufacturing know-how, and it highlights the valuable partnerships we have in China. More importantly, it underscores Dow’s long-term commitment to the Chinese market and Chinese customers,” said Puay Koon Chia, Dow Asia Pacific president. “Dow’s growth strategy in China and the Asia Pacific emphasizes on building local assets and capabilities to better serve the local market and enhance our customers’ experience.”

This year, Dow’s exhibition spans 300 square meters, where real products and digital displays will feature advanced materials science solutions across five focal areas in the China market.

Circular Economy

This exhibit area will showcase solutions such as PCR resin; polyurethane recycling technologies; lightweight andpackaging designed for recyclability..

New Energy

The global energy transition is accelerating technological innovation. Dow’s renewable energy solutions enhance the efficiency of energy production, operation and recyclability in areas such as photovoltaics, wind power and energy storage. This promotes the transition to low-carbon sources of energy and the circular economy, driving sustainable growth. Technologies in this area include Dow’s renewable energy solution in thermal management for industrial electronics (global debut), solutions for electric vehicles and a lithium-ion battery solution. This area also features the Jaguar Formula E Electric Racecar I-TYPE 6, which leverages innovative materials technologies offered via Dow’s MobilityScience™ for better sustainability, efficiency and performance.

Consumer Upgrade

The Chinese consumer market is resilient and dynamic. Dow’s solutions in the consumer sector lead the way toward healthy, sustainable, high-quality development. The Consumer Upgrade area showcases specialty materials and technologies for home and personal care, packaging, footwear and apparel that enhance consumer experiences.

Green Buildings

This area showcases advanced materials and solutions for green buildings, eco-friendly playgrounds, sidewalks, footpaths, bike lanes and other facilities, using bio-based acrylic emulsions, waterborne multicolor paints, kid’s paints, sound insulation materials, roof coatings and polyurethane insulation materials.

Low Carbon

This area features advanced technologies such as liquid cooling technology for cloud computing and datacenters, high-voltage and ultra-high-voltage cross-linked polyethylene insulation materials, and LPG/LEG transportation solutions. The next-generation DOWSIL™ ICL-1000/2000 Fluid, designed for immersion cooling, is a game-changer that enables thermal conductivity while reducing operational costs, enhancing cloud and datacenter efficiencies, and sustainability.

Please visit Dow’s booth at 3C3-01 in the “Technology & Equipment” Hall (Hall 3), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, in Shanghai.