Dow selects Louisiana site for new alkoxylation facility
New facility to have production capacity of 100 KTA
MIDLAND, MI – November 19, 2019 – As part of Dow’s efforts to support growing customer demand for alkoxylate products, the company confirmed today that it has selected Plaquemine, Louisiana as the site for its new alkoxylation facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The new facility, which will be mechanically complete in the second half of 2021, will enable growth across several markets, including home and personal care, oil and gas, lubricants, industrial and institutional cleaning and infrastructure. The capacity of the new unit will be 100 KTA, allowing Dow to expand participation in a number of key product lines, including the TRITON™, TERGITOL™, ECOSURF™, CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ and UCON™ brands.
“Selecting Plaquemine, Louisiana for this new investment in alkoxylation will allow us to leverage onsite integration at Plaquemine and build on recent investments at the site to improve Dow’s ability to source the most advantaged feedstocks,” said Mark Saurin, Business President for Dow Industrial Solutions. “The additional capacity gained with the expansion will help enable us to support our customers’ growth.” The Plaquemine expansion project will create an estimated 15 new jobs including permanent operations, maintenance and logistics personnel.
Previously announced in 2018, this project represents lower-risk, faster-payback, lower-capital intensity investments that will fuel Dow’s growth and enhance customer experience.
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