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Dow to Build Metallocene EPDM Plant

11:48 AM MDT | October 5, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Dow Chemical says it will initiate a feasibility study for the construction of a new world-scale plant for the production of metallocene ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), sold under the brand name Nordel IP hydrocarbon rubber. The feasibility study will identify potential partners and locations for the plant, Dow says. The global automotive industry is projected to grow by 5%/year, with growth rates of about 10%/year in China and South Asia, Dow says. This translates into a 60% increase in demand for high performance, automotive-specified materials in the...

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