Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Dow Chemical Company, Silly Putty, Herbert Henry Dow, SABIC, Hasegawa Corporation, Marion Merrell Dow, Rohm and Haas, Jacqueline Barton, Andrew N. Liveris, Schell Leather Company, The Corporate Center, Union Carbide, Gemini Group, Barbara Franklin, Solegear Bioplastics, HARBEC Plastics, Polypipe, Glad, Atlantis Plastics, Dow Event Center, Dow Corning, Styrofoam, James A. Bell, Formosa Plastics Corp, Grace A. Dow, Supreme Industries, Synthetic Plastics Company, Sintex Industries, Nilkamal Plastics, Saran, Sentricon, The Campana Company, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Frank Popoff, Finestar Industries, Raven Industries, Silastic, Mocap, Geoffery Merszei, Klöckner Pentaplast, BX Plastics, Sterilite. Excerpt: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is a multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, United States. As of 2007, it is the second largest chemical manufacturer in the world by revenue (after BASF) and as of February 2009, the third-largest chemical company in the world by market capitalization (after BASF and DuPont). Dow Chemical is a provider of plastics, chemicals, and agricultural products with a presence in more than 175 countries and employing 46,000 people worldwide. Its stated mission, under the current CEO, Andrew N. Liveris, is "To passionately innovate what is essential to human progress by providing sustainable solutions to our customers" with the vision: "To be the most profitable and respected science-driven chemical company in the world". Annual R&D spending exceeds $1 billion. Dow was founded in 1897 by Canadian-born chemist Herbert Henry Dow, who had invented a new method of extracting the bromine that was trapped underground in brine at Midland, Michigan. While at first Dow sold only bleach and potassium bromide, the company today has seven major operating segments, with a wide v...
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