Dow Chemical Co was incorporated in 1947 under Delaware law and is the successor to a Michigan corporation, of the same name, organized in 1897. The Company is as an integrated science and technology company. It operates in five segments: Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals and Performance Plastics. The Agricultural Sciences segment is a leader in providing crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions and healthy oils. The business invents, develops, manufactures and markets products for use in agricultural, industrial and commercial pest management, and food service. The Consumer Solutions segment consists of three businesses: Consumer Care, Dow Automotive Systems and Dow Electronic Materials. These businesses develop and market customized materials using technology and chemistries for specialty applications - including semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, adhesives and foams used by the transportation industry, and cellulosics for pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions. The Consumer Care portfolio of businesses delivers technologies for the consumer at the intersection of physics, biology and chemistry, connecting the businesses to the human element. Dow Electronic Materials is a supplier of enabling materials for a broad range of consumer electronics including smartphones, tablets, television monitors and personal computers, as well as electronic devices and systems used in a variety of industries. Dow Automotive Systems is a provider of collaborative solutions and materials for original equipment manufacturers, tier suppliers, aftermarket customers and commercial transportation manufacturers. The Infrastructure Solutions segment is comprised of an portfolio of businesses utilizing technology to deliver products such as architectural and industrial coating applications, building insulation, adhesives, microbial protection for the oil and gas industry, and water technologies. The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment is comprised of five technology-driven, customer-centric businesses that are advantaged through integration and driven by technology and solutions: Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl, Chlorinated Organics, Epoxy, Industrial Solutions and Polyurethanes. The Performance Plastics segment is the world's plastics franchise, and is a market-oriented portfolio composed of five businesses: Dow Elastomers, Dow Electrical and Telecommunications, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, Energy and Hydrocarbons.
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