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“The Map Ta Phut, Thailand, HPPO plant cements Dow’s existing position as the global capacity leader in PO,” said Steven English, global vice president of Dow Polyurethanes. “Not only does this large investment exemplify Dow’s commitment to the PO-based industry, we also continue to bring value by investing in the latest technology and offering a more sustainable PO to our customers and our downstream offerings through Dow’s other Performance and Advanced Materials businesses, such as polyurethanes and propylene glycol.”
According to Holger Baer, global manufacturing and technology director for PO/PG, “Within three years, this is the second world-scale plant brought on-line with the innovative Dow-BASF HPPO process. It significantly reduces wastewater and energy consumption compared to existing PO technology, and is planned to be utilized next in the Sadara Chemical Company project between Dow and Saudi Aramco due to the clear demonstration of the advantages of this process.”
For more information, visit www.dowpolyurethanes.com.