Readers last week were most drawn to Dow Polyurethanes’ news regarding its digitalization collaboration with Microsoft (Dow Polyurethanes Fast-Tracks Digital Transformation): “Dow Polyurethanes, a business division of Dow, recently announced that it is accelerating its digital transformation through increased integration into artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive capabilities geared to increasing its digital IQ across all business operations. Dow is collaborating with Microsoft to accelerate the integration of machine learning and AI solutions into a novel predictive intelligence capability that that it expects will transform the product development process and enhance customer collaboration.

“‘What if we could harness the power of digitalization to become more innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable? This is the vision driving our digital transformation,’ said Alan Robinson, North America commercial vice president at Dow Polyurethanes. ‘We are integrating new digital tools across all business operations to change the way we work and how customers do business with us. We are making our processes smarter and more cost-efficient, building novel capabilities to push the boundaries of innovation and improve our customer experience.’”

“Dow’s predictive intelligence capability is one of the flagship digitalization initiatives that the Polyurethanes business is implementing globally to improve the product formulation development process and accelerate time-to-market of differentiated solutions. Dow reports that it will benefit from Microsoft’s expertise and is using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning to develop and integrate machine learning and AI into its predictive capability…”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for August 30 - September 5

  1. Dow Polyurethanes Fast-Tracks Digital Transformation
  2. Blackburn Joins ChemQuest as Director of Intellectual Property #4 last week
  3. Avery Dennison Releases Bonding Study with Superior Felt & Filtration
  4. Henkel Adhesive Technologies to Expand UV Capabilities with New Facility in North Carolina #1 last week
  5. Climate Change Projected to Disrupt Chemical Industry Production

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.