If you see some new plastics coming from Dow Chemical that don't look “automotive” there's a good reason: they probably weren't developed with auto parts in mind. Last October, Dow Chemical announced that its Dow Automotive unit now will operate under a different business model, its first “industry-focused business unit” as Dow morphs itself into what it calls “a more solutions-oriented science and technology company.” Dow Automotive now is a company within a company operating with ...

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