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Dow Licenses Bayer Polyol Technology

5:45 PM MST | November 27, 2007 | CW Editorial Staff

Dow Chemical says it has entered into an agreement to license Bayer's patented technology to manufacture polyether polyols. The agreement also gives Dow the right to use a continuous process to produce long-chain polyether polyols. Financial details were not disclosed. Dow says it is evaluating a world-scale production facility based on this technology for startup in 2010. Dubbed Impact, Bayer's technology involves polyoxyalkylation using a special double metal cyanide catalyst. This technology improves the consistency of polyether polyols and reduces waste...

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