Dow has a rich history in the Middle East that includes many key milestones starting from 1970.
Dow’s presence in the Middle East will continue to demonstrate industry leadership, technical innovation and expertise, and a commitment to sustainability to help transform the region into a key player within the global petrochemicals industry.
Dow and Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C (PIC) of Kuwait inaugurated the Greater Equate facility, an expansion of Dow and PIC’s successful 15-year joint venture, EQUATE Petrochemical Company.
- Dow and Petrochemicals Industries Company Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C (PIC) of Kuwait partner to form the Olefins II joint venture.
- Dow becomes a founding member of the Industrial Collaboration Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and signs an agreement with the University calling for a multi-year, multi-million dollar research & development investment collaboration program.
- Dow acquires a joint venture stake from Rohm and Haas in the Saudi Acrylics Monomer Company (SAMCo) with Saudi Arabian partner company, Tasnee Sahara Olefins Company (TSOC). The plant would be the first acrylic monomer production facility in the region and be constructed in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
- Dow and Saudi Aramco sign a Memorandum of Understanding to construct, own and operate a world-scale chemicals and plastics production complex.
- Dow and Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C (PIC) form MEGlobal, a world leader in the manufacturing and marketing of merchant monoethylene glycol (MEG) and diethylene glycol (DEG), collectively known as ethylene glycol (EG).
- Olefins II, a joint venture with Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C (PIC) of Kuwait to construct a new ethylene and derivatives complex is announced.
- Dow opens a Polyurethane Systems House which includes both a manufacturing and business center in Cairo, Egypt.
- EQUATE, a joint venture with Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C (PIC) of Kuwait and Dow, is formed.
- Dow opens a latex manufacturing plant in Jebel Ali, U.A.E. that includes bulk storage and a terminal distribution center.
- Arabian Chemical Company, a joint venture with E.A. Juffali and Brothers and Dow, is formed.
- Dow opens a sales office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). This office is the current headquarters for Dow’s activities in the Middle East.
- First Dow sales office in the region opens in Cairo, Egypt.