SCG-Dow: PO Plant in Thailand
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Midland, MI, USA, announced that the SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and The Siam Cement Group (SCG), has broken ground on a propylene oxide (PO) facility in Thailand. The world-scale plant, located within the Asia Industrial Estates (AIE) site near Map Ta Phut, will have a name plate capacity of 390kt per annum of PO via the innovative hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology jointly developed by Dow and BASF. The PO plant, which will also include propylene glycol (PG) manufacturing, is expected to come online in 2011.
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