Dow Polyurethanes honoured with 2017 Sustainability Award
Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit in the Materials Science division of DowDuPont, has won “Sustainability Product of the Year” in the 2017 Sustainability Awards programme by Business Intelligence Group.
The award was presented for Dow’s mattress foam technology Voraguard, a patented polymer polyol for flexible polyurethane foam production designed to exhibit inherent flammability resistance properties and good load-bearing in addition to having very low emission characteristics. Combining these features in one single product helps enable manufacturers to significantly enhance foam performance, resulting in benefits in almost any aspects of production and use, said the company.
“Dow has a legacy of creating sustainable solutions at the intersection of the sciences and this award is testament to that,” said Jon Penrice, Vice President, Dow Polyurethanes Europe Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI). “Voraguard Polyol is a fantastic innovation that was designed from the outset to be sustainable while also enabling substantially higher levels of foam performance. This demonstrates our passion and commitment to generate value for our customers and the environment”
“We are so proud to reward and recognize Dow for their sustainability efforts and smart business strategy,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director, Business Intelligence Group. “Their innovation and leadership serve as a high benchmark for other organizations and leaders around the globe.”
The Business Intelligence Group’s Sustainability Awards honour those people, teams and organisations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.