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Dow Celebrates 5 Years of Polymer Dispersions' Manufacturing Facility in Ramenskoye, Russia

Published on 2013-07-03. Author : SpecialChem

RAMENSKOYE, RUSSIA -- Dow celebrates with customers and local authorities the 5th anniversary of production launch in Ramenskoye, Russia. Registered in 2003 and with the first batch produced in 2008, LLC FINNDISP, affiliate of The Dow Chemical Company, is a recognized supplier in Russia and CIS of polymer dispersions used in variety of applications ranging from scotch packaging, to architectural and industrial coatings, and applied as lubricants in primers and water-based adhesives.

"The manufacturing facility in Ramenskoye is one of Dow's key assets in Russia and CIS - a region where we have been continuously present for almost 40 years," commented Peter de Groot, country manager of Dow in Russia and CIS. "Our Ramenskoye plant is state of the art and has high quality and EH&S standards - which is the outstanding achievement and result of hard work and continued commitment of every single employee. We are extremely proud to welcome today our customers and local authorities at our premises to share the excitement and jointly celebrate the business success," concluded Peter.

"5 years of sustainable operations is a significant milestone for our company, every single employee, our customers and the local community of Ramenskoye. During these years we have been providing our customers with the differentiation they need to succeed, earning their respect daily," said Sergey Bendenko, General Director and site leader of LLC FINNDISP. "Short period of execution of orders, reliable fulfillment of contractual obligations, high safety and quality standards - these are among the key pillars of the successful cooperation with our customers and business partners," Sergey added.

The Company has been a proud local corporate citizen in the city and region of Ramenskoye, matching its business growth with community programs, aimed at improving living conditions, financing repairing works of the 1st school façade and replacing old piping systems in a local orphanage, as well as supporting regional educational and sports initiatives.

"We are proud to have in the city of Ramenskoye a modern high-tech manufacturing facility that meets highest safety and environmental standards. Automated manufacturing processes at the plant guarantee supply of high-quality products that are well known and in demand in the local market", commented Vladimir Dolgushin, Deputy Head of Ramenskoye Administration. "I do hope that the results that have been achieved over the past five years is not the limit and there are plans to develop current production further by implementing new technologies and modern equipment," Mr. Dolgushin concluded his speech by congratulating the team and presenting to the employees diplomas and honorable orders on behalf of the Head of Ramenskoye municipal district.

Employees, customers, local authorities and journalists attended the official ceremony, held on June 26, 2013 at the site location in Ramenskoye, Moscow Region. The attendees were also invited to join the plant tour and learn more about the manufacturing process, product portfolio and various applications in the industry.

About Dow in Russia and CIS

With almost 40 years of continued presence in Russia and CIS, and supported by its experience, size and global presence, Dow is passionately committed to further developing closer partnership with the local companies to keep growing the business, while significantly accelerating the growth of the chemical industry in the region and to jointly increasing its competitiveness in an international context. In 2012, Dow in Russia and CIS had annual sales of over 700 million USD and employed approximately 260 highly qualified specialists in the region. In addition to its representation offices in Moscow and Sochi (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 new, large and state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for the production of polyurethane systems.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

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