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The Dow Chemical Company (DOW - Analyst Report) featured its science, technology and innovative excellence at the 44th World Chemistry Congress held in Istanbul, Turkey, from Aug 11 - 16.

The congress was organized by the Turkish Chemical Society and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (UPAC). The theme for the conference was Clean Energy Through Chemistry. This was the second time that Dow participated in this event.

More than 2,000 renowned scientists, academia and students from the fields of chemistry and material science attended the congress. Dow made a presentation on “The Chemical Industry and Innovation – Through Science and Actions” at the meet and provided solutions from its creative mindset ‘Solutionism’ to help meet increasing global needs that improve human life.
            
The chemical industry plays key role in solving many of the world’s greatest challenges through its successful innovations.   
 
To deal with the world’s increasing needs, collaborative innovation partnerships are formed. Dow has also entered into collaborations with universities, industrial partners and NGOs, through which it noted that ‘innovation lies not just in the product, but in the process."
 
Among other endeavors, Dow connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the global challenging problems including the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.
 
Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a wide spectrum of technology-based products and solutions to customers in roughly 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture.
 
Dow currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
 
Other companies in the chemical industry worth considering are Northern Technologies International Corp. , Cytec Industries Inc. (CYT - Snapshot Report), and Eastman Chemical Co. (EMN - Analyst Report).  All of them hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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