VLADIMIR, Russia (Sept. 9, 2008) — Dow Izolan has broken ground on a state-of-the-art polyurethane systems plant in Vladimir.
The facility will help the joint venture between Dow Chemical Co. and Izolan Ltd. enhance its offerings to Russian customers serving the fast-growing automotive, consumer, footwear, furniture, appliance and construction markets, according to Dow Izolan.
The plant is scheduled for start-up in mid-2009.
Aldo de Santi, general manager, Dow Izolan, said Russia is undergoing tremendous growth as one of the world's largest emerging economies.
“To satisfy consumers' appetites for new cars, energy efficient homes and better appliances, the polyurethanes industry must keep up with ever increasing demand,” he said. “By expanding our manufacturing capabilities in the region, we can offer our Russian customers the fastest, most technically advanced solutions to their growing needs.”
From flexible foam systems used for arm rests, head rests and seating in automotive applications to rigid foam systems used in construction panels and insulation, the facility will produce a broad range of polyurethane products.