Dow Introduces World’s First PVC/Halogen-Free Solution To Meet Key Global Standards

Shanghai, China – September 30, 2010 –Electronics OEMs looking for PVC alternatives to make flexible cords safer and more environmentally sustainable now have options thanks to the introduction of DOW SUSTAIN™ halogen-free compounds from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW). Developed by Dow Wire & Cable, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, DOW SUSTAIN offers the first PVC and halogen-free compounds that meet key global industry standards for continuous operating temperature, low smoke and heat deformation. Four different product grades for jacketing and insulation are now available in sample quantities for producers of wires, cables and cord sets for personal electronics, large and small appliances, TVs, DVD/DVR devices, gaming systems, computers/monitors/USB attachments, etc.

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