The Dow Chemical Co. has announced that the multi-year polyols expansion project at the company’s Terneuzen, Netherlands, plant has been completed. The additional capability will support customers in Europe as well as in other growing regions such as India, Middle East and Africa. The key downstream markets that will benefit from this expanded capacity, which includes specialty polyols, are furniture and bedding; coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers; building and construction; and automotive.
“We anticipate increased
demand for polyols as the global economy recovers, and this investment
continues to ensure we have a reliable supply of essential products from the Terneuzen
site,” said Guillermo Novo, vice president of Dow Polyurethanes. “Additional
value to our customers comes from our ability to take advantage of production
of propylene oxide (PO) - a raw material for polyols - at the new hydrogen peroxide
to propylene oxide (HPPO) facility in nearby Antwerp, Belgium. As a
global polyols leader committed to this industry, Dow continues to create
growth opportunities for customers through sound investment in capability
The capability expansion
makes Terneuzen the largest and most flexible of Dow’s 11 polyols production
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