About Us

More than 60 years ago, Dow helped pioneer the craft industry when it invented STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, an extruded polystyrene foam. Since then, our product has brought joy and creativity to millions of people. Today, Dow is the only manufacturer of genuine STYROFOAM Brand Foam and holds a trademark on the name STYROFOAM. Our product is 100% made in the USA, too.

Dow achieved another milestone in January 2010 when we became the first and only manufacturer to introduce a zero-ozone depleting, no-VOC foaming agent technology for extruded polystyrene. This new process will create a safer and more sustainable product for today and for future generations.

While you might be most familiar with our green and white Floral and Craft product, Dow also manufactures BLUE™ STYROFOAM™ Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation, installed in more than 20 million buildings worldwide. Our insulation products save more than $10 billion in energy costs annually.

Please do not confuse STYROFOAM Brand Foam with the many generic foam products available, including foam cups, coolers, meat trays, packing peanuts, packing foam, and others. These generic foam products are not made from STYROFOAM Brand Foam and are not made by Dow.

What else does Dow make? Dow combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" 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 2009, Dow had annual sales of $45 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 214 sites in 37 countries across the globe.

For further information, please visit The Dow Chemical Company.