Stade, Germany - November 30, 2010
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has increased its monopropylene glycol (MPG) capacity by 15 percent, an additional 35 kilotons per annum (KTA), in the Stade, Germany plant after completion of an advanced energy improvement and technology optimization project.
“The investment in our Stade Propylene Glycol (PG) unit exemplifies Dow’s commitment to innovative technology and continued growth in reliable, high-quality PG manufacturing to help meet our customers’ evolving needs,” said John Smith, Propylene Oxide/Propylene Glycols global business director for Dow. “This capacity provides Dow with greater flexibility and reliability in meeting the demand growth of our strategic customers in Europe and across the globe.”
The Stade expansion was completed in August 2010 during planned maintenance and raises the plant’s propylene glycol nameplate capacity to approximately 270 KTA.
Dow is a global capacity leader in propylene oxide (PO) and PG manufacturing, with global PO capacity of over 2,000 KTA and global PG capacity of over 700 KTA. Dow has five global PG manufacturing facilities—including the Stade plant, which is one of the world’s largest capacity plants, two facilities in North America, a facility in Brazil, Australia and Thailand.
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Dow is 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 and TDI. 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. VORANOL™ VORACTIV™ polyols exemplify Dow’s ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical consumer needs. For more information, visit www.dowpolyurethanes.com, www.dowpg.com, www.dowpo.com and www.voractiv.com.
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