HONG KONG - Dow Epoxy, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow), announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire UPPC AG in Germany, and POLY-CARB Inc. and GNS Technologies in the United States. Each of these businesses is an epoxy-systems formulator.

These acquisitions are consistent with Dow’s strategy to invest in its downstream performance businesses. The acquisitions will accelerate the growth and geographic expansion of the Dow Epoxy Systems business unit, which launched earlier this year.