MIDLAND, Mich.—Dow Polyurethanes plans to add a polyether polyols facility in Thailand and increase the polyol and copolymer capacity at its Freeport, Texas, plant.
The Dow Chemical Co. business is adding capacity in Texas to meet customer needs in the region, while boosting global supply of Dow's products, according to Mark Bassett, global business director of Dow Polyurethanes.
"This capacity increase positions Dow to assist customers with growing demand for polyols and copolymer polyols down the value chain," he said.
A polyether polyols facility is needed in Thailand to reduce logistical costs and transportation risks by minimizing the amount of transportation across the region, the company said.
The Thailand expansion is directly aligned with the firm's Thailand growth project, Bassett said. That initiative began with cracker and polyurethane chain developments and has expanded to include the firm's most recent advancements. The new site is positioned to serve customers in Southeast Asia, China and India, the company said.