Dow adding polyolefin elastomer capacity


Dow Chemical Co. is embarking on a global polyolefin elastomers expansion that will increase annual capacity for those materials by 550 million pounds.

The expansion will take place at existing Dow production sites in Freeport, Texas, and Tarragona, Spain, as well as at a new facility in Map-Ta-Phut, Thailand. In an Aug. 3 news release, officials with Midland, Mich.-based Dow said that the expansion is a strategic investment to meet the growing needs of customers worldwide while maintaining Dow’s cost-competitive position.

“Dow has been the leader in polyolefin elastomers and plastomers from the very beginning, and we are committed to holding that position,” Dow elastomers global business director Luis Cirihal said in the release. The firm “is well positioned...
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