DOW XLA Wins R And D Technology Award
DOW XLA elastic fiber manufactured by The Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., has won a 2003 R and D
100 technology award from R and D Magazine. Recipients selected by an independent panel of
university faculty, industrial researchers and professional consultants, as well as R and D
Magazine editors represent the most technologically significant products introduced into the
marketplace over the past year. Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission recognized Dow XLAs
unique chemical make-up, assigning the fiber its own generic name, lastol.