PHILADELPHIA – Representing a new chapter in the company’s history in the Delaware Valley, The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow), Midland, MI, inaugurated a new Northeast Technology Center (NTC) in Collegeville, PA.
An 800,000-square-foot facility, the NTC is a global research and development hub of modern lab and office facilities, which provides a fully equipped, collaborative space for more than 800 employees and contractors. One of the largest sites of its kind in Dow’s global network, the NTC will play a pivotal role as an innovation hub for many businesses in Dow’s Advanced Materials portfolio, a business unit headquartered in Philadelphia that brings differentiated solutions to customers in key end-markets including electronics, consumer and lifestyle, infrastructure, and transportation and energy.
Dow Executive Vice President and Advanced Materials Portfolio Leader Howard Ungerleider noted Dow has a heritage of innovation in the Delaware Valley. “More than 50 years ago, this region saw the invention of water-based acrylic emulsion technology, an innovation that revolutionized the way we make paint and became a national historic chemical landmark,” said Ungerleider. Dow in the Delaware Valley employs approximately 2,000 people, generates $1 billion in customer sales annually and has had a presence in the region for more than 100 years.