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UCON PowerPro(TM) AW and UCON Trident(TM) AW Hydraulic Fluids are anhydrous fluids for industrial applications requiring fire resistance and anti-wear properties. Water free fluids are biodegradable and water soluble for use in dockside, marine, forestry, amusement, and industrial operations. Products do not hydrolyze in water and are classified as Flammability Rated Group-1 by FM Approvals.



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Dow Introduces New UCON(TM) Anhydrous Hydraulic Fluids Products



New Product Line Combines Environmental Viability with High Performance

MIDLAND, Mich. - (April 29, 2003) - The Industrial Chemicals business of The Dow Chemical Company has introduced two new anhydrous (water-free) high performance hydraulic fluids, as part of its UCON(TM) fluids family of products. UCON PowerPro(TM) AW and UCON Trident(TM) AW Hydraulic Fluids are high performance fluids designed for demanding industrial applications requiring fire resistance and excellent anti-wear properties over a wide range of temperatures.

UCON Trident AW Hydraulic Fluids provide key performance benefits, including increased environmental sensitivity and water solubility. These fluids are ideal for use in applications such as dockside/marine, forestry, amusement, and industrial operations. UCON PowerPro AW Hydraulic Fluids are biodegradable and do not hydrolyze in the presence of water. These fluids are ideal for use in applications such as slag hauling, aluminum stamping, forging, die-casting, and steel forming.

"These new anhydrous products are the result of Dow's focus on technological innovation and product development," said Jim Batt, business director for Dow Performance Fluids. "We had several key objectives in the development of these hydraulic fluids: to fulfill industry standards for fire resistance in the lubricants market, while also meeting global environmental standards."

UCON Trident and PowerPro each offer unique benefits for hydraulic fluid applications. They both have exceptional load-carrying capabilities and are specially formulated to provide effective corrosion protection and anti-wear performance in hydraulic systems.

In addition, the fluids have both been classified as Flammability Rated Group-1 by FM Approvals. All of these features help to ensure greater operating reliability, less downtime, and lower maintenance costs.

Dow is a leading science and technology company that provides innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. With annual sales of $28 billion, Dow serves customers in more than 170 countries and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress, including food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. Committed to the principles of Sustainable Development, Dow and its approximately 50,000 employees seek to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities.

For additional information on Dow UCON fluids and lubricants customers should contact the Dow Customer Information Group at 1-800-447-4369 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-989-832-1560 (from other global regions). Additional information can be found on the Dow website at www.dowtrident.com or www.dowpowerpro.com.

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