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Dow Expands PO Amid Strong Demand

2:24 PM MDT | October 22, 2007 | Natasha Alperowicz

Dow Chemical says it is expanding its propylene oxide-propylene glycol (PO-PG) business to meet rising consumption. “Demand for PO continues to be healthy globally, and supply is likely to be tight until capacity additions come onstream in 2008,” says Mady Bricco, global product director/PO-PG at Dow. PO demand reached an estimated 6.5 million m.t. last year and is growing at 4%/year. Bricco: Supporting sustainability goals. Dow ties for leadership in the PO market with Lyondell Chemical with about 2 million m.t./year of capacity, and is involved in...

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