Dow Chemical Co., an American multinational corporation, with its headquarters based in Midland, Michigan, is more commonly referred to as Dow. It is the second largest producer of chemicals according to 2014 reports and it is present in over 160 countries. The company also provides employment to 54,000 people all over the world.
Dow Chemicals is known for making plastics that include polyurethane, polypropylene, polystyrene along with synthetic rubber. It is also one of the major producers of surfactants, acrylate ethylene oxides as well as cellulose resins. The company was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow who was a Canadian chemist.