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Dow Closes Plaquemine Methylene Chloride Unit

10:58 AM MDT | May 11, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Dow Chemical says it will idle its 195,000-m.t./year methylene chloride and chloroform production unit at Plaquemine, LA indefinitely due to weak market economics. The methylene chloride and chloroform facility is currently idle, and Dow has been operating the unit either intermittently or at reduced rates over the past year due to reduced demand and profitability. “The continued reliable operation of the Plaquemine methylene chloride and chloroform unit would require significant and immediate investment,” Dow says. Such an investment would not make...

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