Freeport, Texas -- Dow Chemical plans to double metal cyanide catalyst capacity at its facility here, the company said.
The debottlenecking is planned for implementation in 2014 and 2015 "to build on the strengths of Dow's integrated polyurethanes site position, and low ethylene oxide position in Freeport, to meet customer needs and boost global supply of Dow's products," a spokesman said.
Increasing capacity at the Freeport facility "positions Dow to assist customers with growing demand for polyols and copolymer polyols down the value chain," he said. The firm did not release details on the project's cost.
Customers in the Gulf Coast region will benefit from the capacity increase because logistic costs will be reduced as will transportation risks "by minimizing the amount of transportation across different assets in the region," he said.
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