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Dow Introduces Enhanced RV Winterization Fluid With New Formula and Packaging


DOWFROST RVR ™ is a Safer Alternative for RVs, Vacation Homes and Other Seasonal Equipment

Midland, MI - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is introducing an enhanced seasonal water system winterization product for recreational vehicles, vacation cottages, boats, pools and spas that is readily biodegradable, blended with renewable ingredients, and packaged in a container produced using proprietary Dow technology.

DOWFROST™ RVR seasonal freeze protection fluid is a ready-to-use solution that provides protection against bursting of potable water systems when exposed to freezing temperatures and contains proprietary corrosion inhibitors to help prevent rusting and corrosion of plumbing system components in seasonal equipment. It will be available on store shelves beginning September 2009.

Originally introduced in 2008, the product formulation is now blended with twenty five percent more renewable, vegetable-based ingredients. DOWFROST™ RVR is available in convenient, one-gallon containers manufactured with a new proprietary plastic from Dow. CONTINUUM™ from Dow is stronger, lighter and requires fewer raw materials to manufacture than traditional plastic. This new packaging contains eight percent less plastic than the bottle used in 2008.

DOWFROST™ RVR is formulated using synthetically produced, food-grade propylene glycol and corrosion inhibitors, ingredients that are Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) and considered suitable as food additives by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). DOWFROST™ RVR Fluid complies with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and FDA regulations for use in applications where contact with food or beverage products could occur. Products like DOWFROST™ RVR are important for use in outdoor applications, especially when there is a possibility of drinking water contamination, or a chance the product could be spilled near a lake or river. Since DOWFROST™ RVR is readily biodegradable and is practically non-toxic to aquatic life, it will break down if spilled on the ground or in the water without harming fish, reptiles, or mammals. The product is also safe for use where accidental exposure to children or pets could occur.

DOWFROST™ RVR is manufactured and marketed in conjunction with SOUTHWIN Ltd. ( and will be available at select Wal-Mart, AutoZone, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys and other retailers. More information about DOWFROST™ RVR can be found at

About Dow

Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in approximately 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. In 2008, Dow had annual sales of $57.5 billion and employed approximately 46,000 people worldwide. The Company has 150 manufacturing sites in 35 countries and produces approximately 3,300 products. On April 1, 2009, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas Company, a global specialty materials company with sales of $10 billion in 2008, 98 manufacturing sites in 30 countries and approximately 15,000 employees worldwide. 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


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