Dow Corning is undergoing an integration of Dow Corning’s business into the greater structure of The Dow Chemical Company. They are implementing a phased approach which includes a full ERP/SAP integration, website changes, branding, and documentation updates. You may start to see these changes reflected on product packaging and documentation.
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Why is Dow Corning integrating into Dow’s business structure?
In 2016, Dow Corning announced the transfer of ownership of Dow Corning to The Dow Chemical Company and are now in the next phase of transitioning to the Dow brand.
Will material numbers and SKUs change?
The vast majority of material numbers and SKUs will remain unchanged, with materials numbers now being called GMIDs.
Will Dow keep the same brand products?
You will see most Dow Corning® and Dow Corning Toray branded products move to DOWSIL™ product brand. Other product brands (MOLYKOTE™, XIAMETER™, and SILASTIC™, etc.) will remain the same.
Are product names going to change?
The manufacturer name and/or brand names will change but the product descriptors will remain the same.
Old: Dow Corning® 9041 Silicone Elastomer
New: Dow DOWSIL™ 9041 Silicone Elastomer
Old: Dow Corning® Molykote 106 Anti-Friction Coating
New: Dow® MOLYKOTE™ 106 Anti-Friction Coating
How will the branding change affect labels, safety data sheets and other documents?
Labels, safety data sheets and other documentation will be updated with current product names, the DOW diamond logo, and legal entity name and/or address changes.
Will there be any changes to manufacturing or packaging locations?
Production for some products will be changing operation locations. There will be no changes to formulation or material performance of these products. Below is a list of notification letters we have received.
For more information and recent updates, you can visit Dow Corning’s Integration Information Center.