Dow Izolan Supplied Materials for Construction of Astana EXPO 2017 Facilities and New Astana Railway Station

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - July 18, 2017

Dow Izolan, a joint venture of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and the Scientific Manufacturing Company Izolan ltd., supplied Izolan 145 polyurethane foam spray systems for the construction of Astana EXPO 2017 facilities and a new Astana railway station. Application of Izolan 145 helped to solve a number of complex engineering tasks related to heat insulation at the facilities located in the central part of Kazakhstan, characterized by acutely continental climate.

“Dow Izolan is a leading supplier of polyurethane foams in Russia. The company continuously extends its range of products, strives to satisfy customers’ growing needs and anticipates common trends of the market and the industry. In 2015 our customer GUTA-TekhStroy TOO, and the major building contractor of Astana EXPO 2017 Sembol Insaat, contacted us with a request to supply polyurethane foam that meets engineering and climatic requirements for the construction of Astana EXPO 2017 facilities. Dow Izolan R&D specialists produced a new product – Izolan 145 specifically for the building in Kazakhstan. The construction area of Astana EXPO 2017 and new railway station with Izolan 145 heat insulation was around 23,600 sq.m.,” highlighted Mikhail Tsarfin, president and chairman of the board of Dow Izolan.

Sergey Anikin, general manager of Dow Izolan, commented : “I believe that our participation in construction of the facilities for the specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 and a new Astana railway station became a significant milestone for strengthening our positions in the Kazakh market. The high quality of Dow Izolan products, our ability to fulfill orders within short timeframes, flexible pricing policy and strict compliance with contract obligations were the key factors that enabled Dow Izolan to supply efficient solutions for the large-scale projects implemented in Kazakhstan. Moreover, Dow Izonal once again proved its status of the leading PU systems’ supplier in Russia and the CIS countries.”

“Our joint venture Dow Izolan is a state-of-the-art production facility - the largest Dow PU systems plant in Europe. We are very much proud of our local manufacturing unit, which supplies its products to the vast majority of well-known companies in Russia and the CIS countries. The region of Kazakhstan is strategically important for us, and we can witness a dynamic growth of the Kazakh economy, especially its construction industry, where Dow’s energy efficient solutions can be applied. We believe that Dow’s innovative products will make Expo-2017 more safe and successful,” said Arthur Eritspokhov, general manager of Dow in Russia and CIS.

Izolan 145 is used for polyurethane heat insulation of walls, ceilings, foundations and floors in all types of buildings (residential, administrative, industrial). An ability to apply the PU system under heavy load conditions is a specific characteristic of Izolan 145. This polyurethane features low thermal conductivity, excellent solidification and equal density distribution in the product.

Astana EXPO 2017

International specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 will be held on June 10 - September 10, 2017. The main theme of the exhibition is “Energy of the Future”. It reflects the global community’s concern about energy consumption, which significantly impacts the Earth. The key objectives of the exhibition are the following: to raise the level of responsibility, to promote discussions and share the knowledge that will help people to learn more on how to plan and control energy consumption, minimizing negative impacts on the nature.

Astana EXPO 2017 exhibition center’s total area is 174 ha. 35 facilities are to be built there, including Kazakhstan national pavilion, international, theme and corporate pavilions, as well as trade and entertainment facilities. It is also planned to build a conference center, a press center, roofed town, residential premises and hotels beyond the exhibition territory.

Astana EXPO 2017 is the largest project of Kazakhstan. Astana was named the venue of EXPO 2017 international specialized exhibition on November 22, 2012 at the 152nd General Assembly of International Exhibition Bureau. Representatives of 161 countries, who are the members of the International Exhibition Bureau, took part in the secret ballot. The location of Astana was supported by 103 countries. The upcoming exhibition has become a true national project where all regions of Kazakhstan are taking part.

About Dow Izolan

Dow Izolan is the joint venture company formed in 2006 by one of the world’s leading chemical company The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and the Scientific Manufacturing Company Izolan Ltd., a leading Russian producer of polyurethane systems. Leveraging Dow Formulated Systems, global technological leadership and raw materials back integration, and Izolan market experience and strong focus on local customers, Dow Izolan is a leader in the polyurethane components market in Russia and the CIS. Established in 2006, and employing 150 employees, Dow Izolan offers a wide range of products to a thousand of customers in various industries including construction, automotive, shipbuilding, and refrigeration equipment in Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Tajikistan, Armenia, Moldavia and Azerbaijan. More information about Dow Izolan can be found at www.dow-izolan.com.

About Dow in Russia and CIS

Dow in Russia and the CIS, supported by its experience, size and global presence, is passionately committed to further develop close partnership with local companies to strengthen the business, while accelerating the growth of the chemical industry in the region and increasing its competitiveness in an international context. In addition to its representation offices in Moscow (Russia), Kiev (Ukraine) and Astana (Kazakhstan), the Company has two manufacturing facilities in Ramenskoye (Moscow Region) for the production of additives for paints and coatings, and in Vladimir where the Dow Izolan joint venture company inaugurated in 2009 its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for the production of polyurethane systems. Dow is a Worldwide Partner and the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games. As the Official Carbon Partner of Sochi 2014 and a key supplier of multiple technologies that helped to enable the Games, Dow played a key role in the organization of the first Olympic Winter Games in Russian history. Sochi 2014 opened up tremendous business opportunities for Dow, our customers and partners, and provided an international stage to showcase the broad range of the Company’s higher-performing and more sustainable innovations for the field-of-play and our daily lives. More information about Dow Russia can be found at www.dow.ru.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.