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PES met up with Rogier Reinders, Global Marketing Director at The Dow Chemical Company, to learn about the positive effect the ownership of Dow Corning’s silicones business will have on the PV industry and the customers of both entities.
PES: Welcome back to PES Solar/PV China magazine. Thanks for talking with us. It’s been a while, so would you like to remind our readers about the background of your organisation and any changes there have been since we last spoke?
Rogier Reinders: On June 1, 2016, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) announced the successful completion of the transaction to restructure the ownership of Dow Corning. Dow is now the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning’s silicones business, which had revenues greater than $4.5 billion in 2015.
Dow Corning’s silicones technology and product platform bring a highly complementary and growth enabling new chemistry to Dow that is aligned to the company’s strategy, to go narrower and deeper in attractive industry segments, where Dow is already a leader today.
This is excellent news for customers of both Dow and Dow Corning. Bringing together the two companies will drive exciting opportunities for new product offerings, increased geographic reach and expanded R&D power, to bring innovations to customers faster. This is also true for our solar industry customers.