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Dow Polyurethanes to Add a Polyether Polyols Facility in Thailand

Published on 2013-09-27. Author : SpecialChem

Midland, Mich. -- Dow Polyurethanes, a business of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow), will add a polyether polyols facility at the Company's Map Ta Phut, Thailand site to further address regional customer needs.

The facility's 165 kilotons per annum (KTA) of capacity will reduce logistical costs and transportation risks by minimizing the amount of transportation across different assets in the region. Utilizing state-of-the-art DMC catalyst technology, the facility will deliver local, reliable supply of polyether polyols for flex slab applications that present a variety of unique opportunities, and especially address customer demand in Coating, Adhesive, Sealant and Elastomer applications.

"This expansion is directly aligned to our long-term strategy for Dow's Thailand Growth Project," said Mark Bassett, global business director for Dow Polyurethanes. "We are committed to listening and responding to market dynamics with technologies that benefit our customers and contribute to their growth plans."

Announced in 2006, the project began with cracker and polyethylene chain developments and has expanded to include the Company's most recent advancements - further positioning Dow as a committed business partner and innovative industry leader. Aligning with Dow's commitment to helping customers grow their businesses, the Map Ta Phut production site is positioned to serve customers in Southeast Asia, China and India, providing regional clients with increased flexibility.

About Dow Polyurethanes

Dow is one of the world's largest producer of propylene oxide (PO), propylene glycol (PG), and polyether polyols, and is a leading producer of quality aromatic isocyanates, such as MDI. Dow's polyurethane products enhance a broad range of applications including construction, automotive, furniture, bedding, appliance, decorative molding, athletic equipment and more. The business provides key ingredients, systems and solutions for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and binders. PASCAL™ Technology exemplifies Dow's ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical consumer needs.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as 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 broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: Dow

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