The plant will further boost the company's local capacity to meet China’s rising, diversified demand. It will focus on products for sectors such as consumer products, infrastructure and automotive, said the press release.
‘The plant’s inauguration is a milestone for Dow’s development in China, showing its long-term strategic planning and commitment to the market,’ said Dow Greater China’s president Yoke Loon Lim. ‘[The polyurethanes unit] is an important driving force for our growth, and systems products especially demonstrate Dow’s innovation ability and differentiated advantage.’
The Zhangjiagang site, with a 120kT/year glycol ether facility already in operation, is the company's largest site in China. The company has been expanding its polyurethanes business and opened another Asia systems house in Lote, India in May.