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
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
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