ZHANGJIAGANG, China – The Dow Chemical Co. has announced that its 41,000 metric tons per annum converted epoxy resin plant at the Dow Zhangjiagang site in the People’s Republic of China has started up on schedule and with the first production within specification. The plant will produce solid epoxy resin used primarily to produce powder coatings; solid solution epoxy resin for marine and protective liquid paints; and brominated epoxy resin for the production of electrical laminates.
The new plant will supply resins to Greater China, ASEAN and Australasia. The Zhangjiagang site, located along the Yangtze River near Shanghai, is ideally situated to service both domestic and export markets.
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