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One of the major household appliances producers will use Dow Izolan materials at its production site

Hans Kramer, research scientist, Dow Polyurethanes R&D; Olga Agapova, head of the group, Household refrigerators, Dow Izolan; Ricky Ye, technical service & development manager, Polyurethanes, Dow Greater ChinaOn April 22, 2016, a new plant of the Chinese company Haier that will produce refrigerators was launched in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny.

Rustam Minnikhanov, president of Tatarstan, a federal subject of Russia, Mikhail Babich, presidential envoy of the Volga federal district and Mr. Llang Hai Shan, executive director of HaierGroup, participated in the official opening ceremony. It was one of the first examples of localization of the vast technological production in Russia.

Dow Izolan and Haier agreed on supply of polyurethane systems for the new production of refrigerators. The state-of-the-art plant will function using Dow-patented technology PASCAL™. It is a new technology that significantly increases household appliance energy efficiency performance, without negatively affecting design or productivity. The technology brings a step change in energy performance, while offering a consistent and quality manufacturing process to insulate refrigerators and freezers.

«Application of PASCAL™ technology will enable Haier to improve productivity up to 40% as well as ensure better durability and insulating characteristics of the foam at lower density. As a result, it will help to meet energy efficient product standards for the next 25 years. Moreover, our partnership with the Chinese company has proved the high status and leadership positions of Dow Izolan on the Russian market as a reliable supplier of high-quality polyurethane systems,» commented Sergey Anikin, general manager of Dow Izolan.

New plant of Haier in RussiaHaier — is one of the major producers of home appliances headquartered in China. Productive capacity of the newly built plant is expected to reach 250 thousand refrigerators per year (with potential increase up to 500 thousands). The project investment is more than 55 mln. US dollars. In future, the company plans to take up around 10% of the Russian market in refrigerators’ supply.

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