Midland, Michigan -- Dow Polyurethanes and Chinese refrigerator maker Haier claim a breakthrough rigid polyurethane insulation technology for household refrigerators and freezers, which the two companies presented at the World Appliance Expo in Shanghai, 16 March 2011.
Dow claims its patented 'Pascal' technology is "an advanced combination of excellent polyurethane insulation and efficient appliance case filling," to meet the productivity needs of manufacturers and cope with consumers' energy efficiency demands.
No further details of the technology were so far revealed.
According to Dow, the Pascal technology increases energy efficiency in appliances, helping manufacturers to meet global energy efficiency standards for the next 25 years.
"We're excited to have Haier as the first to invest in and feature PASCAL technology in their household refrigerators and freezers," said Bruno Barbet, Dow's global polyurethane appliance market leader, in a 21 March company announcement.
Barbet claims that the technology will "truly revolutionise current refrigerator and freezer insulation methods."
Haier, a Dow customer for more than 20 years and the first to use this innovative technology, announced that it would implement Pascal technology in its appliances at the World Appliance Expo where Dow presented information on the technology and its benefits.
Dow said that it will launch Pascal technology commercially in the coming months.