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Due to increase in demand for downstream polyurethane products, Dow plans to build an integrated MDI distillation and prepolymers facility at its manufacturing site in Freeport, Texas.

  • The new facility will support Dow’s leading positions in attractive applications in 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 percent of product to Dow’s customers.
  • In coordination with the start-up of the new MDI facility, expected in 2023, Dow will shut down its polyurethane assets at the La Porte site.

The prominent deals and expansions by Dow are featured below:

March 2021: In order to accelerate business in Asia, Dow signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Zhanjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone Administrative Committee (Zhanjiang EDZ) to build the Dow South China Specialties Hub. The company will invest more than USD 250 million in China.

Feb 2021: Dow and Lucro Plastecycle, a homegrown Indian recycling company, had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and launch polyethylene (PE) film solutions using post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics in India.

Jan 2021: Dow, Liby, a leading laundry brand in China, and LOVERE, an internet environmental tech company, had signed a strategic three-way Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to address plastic packaging waste and promote a circular plastics economy in China. The MoU signing took place at Dow’s Customer Innovation Center in Shanghai, China.

Dec 2020: Dow and Packaging Industries Limited (PIL) announce Mama Silage Bags – a breakthrough silage storage technology for small-scale dairy farmers in Kenya. The Mama Silage innovative bags are designed to help improve silage storage and reduce waste. By enabling Kenyan farmers to better preserve animal feed for dairy cows, it helps to provide a steady supply of milk and, consequently, a steady income for farmers throughout the year.

Oct 2020: Dow announced that the INNATE TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation (TF-BOPE) had been chosen by Liby, a leading laundry brand in China, for its packaging used to contain laundry pods. The first batch of the fully recyclable packaging is now available on its e-commerce flagship stores, Tmall.com. This collaboration further advances Dow’s new sustainability target to have 100 percent of its packaging applications to be reusable or recyclable by 2035.

About Dow Inc.
The Dow is headquartered in Midland, Michigan, United States, is a leading materials science and chemical company. The company involves in plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses, which delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. It has more than 106 manufacturing sites which operate in around 31 countries. The company employs approximately 35,700 people globally.

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