Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical Company (QXTD) is the first company to make use of Dow’s LP Oxo Technology for producing sustainable isononyl alcohol (INA). The process technology will be utilised at the firm’s new manufacturing facility in China which is expected to have an annual capacity of 200,000 metric tonnes.
The Dow Chemical Company announced new low capital intensity, high return investments in its upstream and downstream silicones franchise to accelerate innovation and support global customers’ demand in high growth markets, such as high performance building, home and personal care, electrical and industrial, consumer goods and components assembly.
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) announced a series of phased, incremental investments to expand its global glycol ethers capacity to meet increasing demand in key end-markets and applications. The company also announced plans to invest in an alkoxylation facility on the US Gulf Coast.
Dowdupont announced the corporate brand names of the three companies it intends to establish in order to separate its divisions into independent entities. While certain product names will change at separation, many products within each intended company will continue be sold under their current brand names.
Dow Industrial Solutions plans to expand its propionic acid facility in Texas City, USA. The follows plant expansion follows debottlenecking projects completed at the Texas City facility in 2015 and 2017.
Dow Dupont Materials Science announced the start-up of its new integrated world-scale ethylene production facility and its new Elite enhanced polyethylene production facility, both in Freeport, Texas. Both units will continue to ramp up through the third quarter and are expected to reach full rates in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Dow and Saudi Aramco announced a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that involves the acquisition of an additional 15 % ownership interest by Dow from Saudi Aramco in Sadara, a joint venture developed by the two companies.
Dupont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that all required regulatory approvals and clearances have been received, that all conditions to closing of their merger of equals have been satisfied, and that their merger of equals will close after the market closes on August 31, 2017.