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Dow Plans to Build New Chlor-Alkali Plant in Texas

3:23 PM MST | February 4, 2008 | Nancy Seewald

Dow Chemical says it will build a new chlor-alkali plant at Freeport, TX that is due to start up in 2011. Dow did not disclose the capacity or the investment amounts but says it will make “a major capital investment.” Liveris: Supplying a ‘critical’ feedstock. The new unit will provide a long-term, reliable supply of chlorine for derivatives products, Dow says. “Chlorine is a critical feedstock for our performance business, enabling future growth in polyurethanes, epoxies, specialty chemicals, specialty plastics, and our agricultural...

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