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Dow and Solvay Proceed with Thai HPPO Plans

1:03 PM MDT | August 8, 2007 | Natasha Alperowicz

Dow Chemical and Solvay have agreed to form an equally owned joint venture to build a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at the Asian Industrial Estate, near Map Ta Phut, Thailand. The 330,000-m.t./year unit will use Solvay’s high-yield technology and is due to be completed in 2010. It will supply feedstock to a previously announced propylene oxide (PO) complex, which Dow and BASF will build at the same site in Thailand. Dow and BASF say they are “advancing negotiations” for construction of the 390,000-m.t./year PO facility, which will be based on...

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