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Dow to Form Perchloroethylene JV in China

5:54 AM MDT | March 29, 2011 | Ian Young

Dow Chemical and Befar Group (Binzhou, China) have signed a preliminary agreement to form a 50-50 joint venture to produce perchloroethylene (PCE) in China. The companies will explore the development of a world-scale PCE plant at Binzhou, under the terms of the agreement. The plant would have an initial capacity of 40,000 m.t./year with the possibility to double production soon after. Dow and Befar Group expect production to begin in 2014. PCE is a key building block material for non-ozone depleting fluorocarbon refrigerants used in industrial, automotive...

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