Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore) Pte Ltd is a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and drives the company’s sales & marketing, and research and development in Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific. Established more than 40 years ago in 1976, the company operates a business center, two Research & Development (R&D) facilities, a manufacturing plant, and employs 230 people.
The R&D facilities comprise a laboratory at Fusionopolis and a Technical Service & Development (TS&D) center at Tuas. The laboratory is focused on the company’s performance silicones, home & personal care, and materials coating businesses. In 2018, Dow opened its second Asia Pacific Customer Innovation Center in Singapore at the Fusionopolis site, enabling collaborative innovation and new developments with customers and strategic partners in the value chain. The TS&D center – Dow Singapore Development Center focuses on innovative application developments and customization technologies for the company’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics and Industrial Solutions businesses. These capabilities serve the 640-million population in Southeast Asia.
The company’s Plastics Additives manufacturing plant on Jurong Island is the only Dow plant in Asia Pacific to produce methacrylate-butadiene-styrene copolymer and acrylic impact modifiers. The accounting center in Singapore is also Dow’s main accounting center in the Asia Pacific.
Medium & Large
Manufacturing & Production, Chemicals
“We recognize the importance of trust in creating a psychologically-safe space for our employees to share and be engaged. This is the first step towards building a great place to work. The GPTW survey further validates areas we did well and those we need to improve on when benchmarked to industry peers.”
– Paul Fong, Dow Country Manager, Singapore & Malaysia
“The company’s direction has always been focused on creating a workplace where our work have a value for greater good, and that everyone is inclusive when it comes to interacting with one another, both within the organization and with external stakeholders.”
– Chen Yoke Fatt, HR Manager, Dow Singapore
“Dow Singapore is like the United Nations. We have many different nationalities collaborating alongside one another. We all come together as a team.“
– Dow Employee
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