Having Cradle to Cradle Certification aligns with Dow’s 2015 Sustainability Goals especially in the areas of renewable energy, water stewardship and social responsibility. Further, Cradle to Cradle Certification builds on Dow’s legacy of building solutions that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by measuring the company’s progressions across additional sustainability criteria. In March 2011, Dow Global Technologies LLC (DGTL) a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, announced the invention and development of the Polymeric Flame Retardant, a stable, high molecular weight, non-PBT (Persistent, Bioaccumulative, Toxic) substance. The additive is intended to provide a fire safety solution for extruded and expanded polystyrene foams, enabling these thermal insulation materials to continue to meet the increasing demands of global energy efficiency regulations and sustainable building design. Polymeric Flame Retardant innovation and scale-up are important steps forward in order for the industry to develop a more sustainable, reliable and available flame retardant for polystyrene foam insulation.
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