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Dow Forms India Chloromethanes JV

8:35 AM MDT | April 29, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Chemical has confirmed plans to form a 50-50 joint venture with Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd. (GACL; Vadodara, India) to produce chloromethanes at Dahej, India (CW, July 18, 2007, p. 12). The plant, due for start up in 2011, will have capacity of 200,000 m.t./year and supply mainly Southeast Asia. Total investment is estimated at Rs6 billion ($150 million). Dow will supply its process technology, which helps to minimize production of carbon tetrachloride, as well as its marketing and sales expertise. GACL will supply feedstock and...

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