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Dow Selects Freeport Site for an On-Purpose Propylene Plant

6:46 AM MDT | May 3, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Dow Chemical says its proposed on-purpose propylene plant will be built at its Freeport, TX complex. Dow's CEO Andrew Liveris revealed the plant's location during a recent first-quarter conference call. Dow, on April 21, announced plans to build two on-purpose propylene plants, including one in Texas, with a combined capacity for 900,000 m.t./year. Dow now plans to build a world-scale on-purpose facility at Freeport, for completion in 2015, and explore options to commercialize technology to produce propylene from propane, with start up of that unit planned...

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