An announcement from Dow regarding a new facility drew the most reader interest last week (Dow to Build MDI Distillation and Prepolymers Facility in Texas): “Dow recently announced plans to build an integrated methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) distillation and prepolymers facility at its world-scale manufacturing site in Freeport, Texas. According to Dow, this investment supports increasing demand for downstream polyurethane systems products and advances the company’s positions in applications for construction, consumer, and industrial markets that are growing above GDP.

“The new Freeport MDI facility will replace Dow’s current North America capacity in La Porte, Texas, and will also be capable of supplying an additional 30% of product to Dow’s customers. In coordination with the startup of the new MDI facility, expected in 2023, Dow will shut down its polyurethane assets at the La Porte site.

“‘This MDI investment optimizes our existing asset infrastructure and enhances our global polyurethanes leadership position, further enabling us to support downstream systems customers’ growth,’ said Jane Palmieri, president of Dow’s Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure operating segment.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for June 20-26

  1. Dow to Build MDI Distillation and Prepolymers Facility in Texas
  2. Ashland Expects Supply Chain Challenges to Impact its Third Quarter Financial Results
  3. Henkel Details Adhesive Technologies Sustainability Activities
  4. RPM Subsidiary Carboline Acquires Dudick #1 last week
  5. Covestro Receives JEC Innovation Award

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.