Formula of the Future together with Dow

Dow is taking part in Moscow Science Festival within VIII All-Russian Science Festival

Moscow, Russia - October 04, 2018 - The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) jointly with the Russian Chemists Union and other chemical companies is taking part in Moscow Science Festival within VIII All-Russian Science Festival. The event will be held on October 12-14, 2018 in Expocentre, Pavilion 2, Halls 4, 5, 6. Dow invites everyone to visit “Formula of the Future”, a joint booth of Dow and its partners, in the Hall 4 and to take part in an educational and interactive agenda. Free entrance from 10.00 till 18.00.

Arthur Eritspokhov, General Manager of Dow in Russia and CIS, highlighted: “Dow is a worldwide leading Company in many fast developing markets of the chemical industry from oil, gas and infrastructure to packaging and consumer solutions. Beyond growing its business, Dow is highly committed to responsible care and safety. We contribute our efforts to a vulnerable society as well as promoting STEM (science, engineering, technology and mathematics) disciplines among students and their parents. Annually, Dow supports educational and social projects investing in the younger generation. Thus, in 2017 the Company invested almost $ 40 million in corporate and foundation contributions, driving employee, customer and community engagement.” “Together with global and Russian chemical companies, we participate in Moscow Science Festival to promote chemical and allied sciences attracting students’ attention to the essential role of chemistry in our life. Shaping the future today, we provide a great starting platform for our children,” concluded Arthur.

Dow’s agenda will include different chemical experiments on the following topics:

  • Polyurethanes mushrooms
    Participants of the Festival will be able to grow a polyurethane mushroom and take it home as a give-away.
  • Chemists play
    Have you ever heard about “non-Newtonian fluid” and its properties? During the Festival, participants will be able to test its mechanical properties using an unusual experiment.
  • Super absorbent
    Dow’s employees will demonstrate super absorbent in action and will tell more about monomers and diffusion.
  • STEM
    Moreover, Dow employee will tell more about Dow STEM movement aimed at promoting science and technical specialties among students supporting and initiating educational projects. Dow launched the global STEM initiative in 2014. During the recent three years, more than 3,000 STEM Ambassadors supported more than 2, 500 teachers and 700 projects enhancing STEM opportunities for more than 380, 000 students.

Every participant of Dow’s agenda will have an opportunity to visit Dow’s “laboratory” at the booth and take part in different experiments. You will learn how to make kinetic sand, playdough and many new facts about polymer materials and their properties.

Visit us at Formula of the Future in Expocentre (Hall 4, Pavilion 2) on October 12-14, (10.00 – 18.00)

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, a joint venture Dow Izolan, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for the production of polyurethane systems. More information about Dow Russia can be found at www.dow.ru.

About Dow

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.

For further information contact:

Nadya Yan
Dow Europe GmbH, Moscow
+7 495 663 7848
yan6@dow.com