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Dow Selects Freeport for Olefin Copolymers

12:50 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Nancy Seewald with Kate Phillps

Dow Chemical says it plans to begin full-scale manufacturing of Infuse olefin block copolymers (OBCs) at its Freeport, TX facility in the third quarter. Dow recently completed a trial run at the Freeport facility, which is the first global-scale production facility for Infuse OBCs, the company says. Capacity amounts were undisclosed, but “it will be sufficient to meet the market needs,” Dow says. The OBCs produced at the site will broadly expand the market for olefin elastomers, challenging ethylene-vinyl acetate, styrene block copolymers, flexible...

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