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Dow Plans Cellulose Ether Production Site in Asia

12:16 AM MST | December 9, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Dow Chemical says it is planning to expand its cellulosic production capacity, with a focus on Asia, particularly for construction grade applications. Decisions regarding the location and capacity of assets will be made following completion of a feasibility study, Dow says. Global demand for cellulosics in the construction industry grew nearly 15% in the past year alone, outstripping global supply, and expanding capacity will position Dow to meet the increasing global demand for cellulosics, the company says. Dow produces several cellulose ether grades including...

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