John Hammer Named Marketing Manager For Dow Aircraft De-Icing Fluids Business

Midland, Michigan -- John Hammer is the new marketing manager for Dow’s Aircraft De-Icing Fluids business (ADF). Hammer comes to the ADF business from Dow Building Solutions. “I am happy to join the Dow Aircraft De-Icing business in time for the upcoming 2010/2011 season,” Hammer said. “I am really looking forward to meeting our customers during this important time of year.”

About Aircraft De-Icing Fluids From Dow

UCAR™ Aircraft Deicing Fluids from Dow help maintain winter aviation safety while contributing to on-time flight departure performance. Dow offers a full line of propylene glycol and ethylene glycol-based aircraft deicing fluids (SAE Type I) and anti-icing fluids (SAE Type IV). Type I fluids are formulated to remove snow, frost or ice on parked aircraft. Type IV fluids are applied after use of Type I fluids, when departure congestion and cold weather conditions would require a repeated application of Type I fluid. Type IV fluid offers greater protection times, and reduces use of Type I Fluid and manpower requirements. Type IV fluids can also be applied to clean aircraft when freezing rain or frost conditions are forecast to reduce deicing time and reduce the amount of fluid used to remove ice accumulation.

About Dow

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. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at