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Dow: Permanent shutdown of TDI production at Freeport

Dow Chemical (Midland, Michigan / USA; www.dow.com) will permanently cease TDI production at Freeport, Texas / USA in the second quarter of this year. It said the plant, which is believed to have production capacity of around 100,000 t/y, is no longer economically viable. The chemical giant said it has found an alternative source of supply for the polyurethane feedstock and that there will be a "seamless transition” for its customers.

However, it did not disclose whether the supplier is a group facility outside the US or whether product will be bought from another manufacturer.

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