Dow Wire & Cable Changes Business Name

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With a growth strategy that moves beyond technology and materials for wire and cable jacketing, insulation, semiconductive, and specialty compounds for the power and telecommunications markets, Dow Wire & Cable has made the decision to change its business name to Dow Electrical & Telecommunications.

This is an important step for a business already focused on power and telecommunications cable technology to further fortify its commitment to bring material science solutions to these industries and markets that no other business or company can do in the world. Recent advances in bio-based chemistry have enabled the business unit to play a larger role in personal electronics, appliance, transportation, and building and construction markets.

“Electricity and electrical components are a common denominator across all power and telecommunications resources. After six decades serving these important markets, the time is right to leverage the Dow portfolio in an even wider capacity to bring new technology and products to market,” says Tim Laughlin, general manager, Dow Electrical & Telecommunications. “Beyond this organic growth, we also are exploring several potential alliances with companies whose products and experience enhance or complement our own.”


The Dow Chemical Company has an R&D and materials science heritage that is rich in solutions enabled by plastics, composites, additives and fluids. Combining these assets with Dow Electrical & Telecommunications knowledge and expertise, along with those of other strategic partners, creates a significant opportunity to bring even more value to the growing and dynamic power and telecommunications markets.

Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is a leading global provider of products, technology, solutions, and expertise that sets standards for reliability, longevity, efficiency, ease of installation, and protection that the power and telecommunications industries can count on in the transmission, distribution, and consumption of power, voice, and data. Understanding that collaboration is essential to success, Dow Electrical & Telecommunications works together with cable makers, other industry suppliers, utilities, municipalities, testing institutes, and other organizations around the world to develop solutions and create mutual value that will sustain these industries for years to come. For more information visit www.dow.com/electrical.