Volume 84 Issue 44 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 30, 2006

Dow invests in Thailand

Swiss chemical maker will work with Germany's Max Planck Institute
Department: Business

Dow Chemical is moving forward with plans to build a $1.2 billion liquid-feedstock-based ethylene cracker in Rayong, Thailand, with that country's Siam Cement Co (SCC). The plant, which is expected to come onstream in 2010, will be located near Dow's existing joint ventures with SCC in Map Ta Phut, Thailand. Dow says it is considering a propylene oxide plant, based on the hydrogen peroxide-based process it developed with BASF, downstream from the unit. . . .

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