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Dow to Expand Polymer Brands

August 29, 2013
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The Dow Chemical Co. recently confirmed the locations for expanding four of its brand franchises in Texas and Louisiana, reportedly as part of its focused investment strategy on the U.S. Gulf Coast to integrate advantaged shale gas. These actions, together with the company’s investments in this region, are expected to drive strong revenue growth and generate approximately $2.5 billion in EBITDA once fully operational, reportedly enabling Dow to address growing customer and value chain demand in markets such as food packaging, transportation and infrastructure, hygiene and medical, and electrical and telecommunications markets globally.

In Freeport, Texas, Dow will expand its high melt index (HMI) AFFINITY™ brand polymer franchise, as well as its ELITE™ polymer franchise. In Plaquemine, La., Dow will expand its NORDEL™ metallocene EPDM franchise and its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) family of high-performance polymers.

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