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Dow Starts Up Chinese Oxygenated Solvents Facility

8:02 AM MDT | June 15, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Dow Chemical says it has started-up its 120,000-m.t./year propylene oxide (PO)-based glycol ether facility at Zhangjiagang, China. The facility will manufacture Dowanol, a propylene glycol monomethyl ether, that has applications in the cleaning products, electronics, as well as paints and coatings industries. The plant will serve the domestic market, and it will export product to Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, the company says. “This new world-scale source of Dowanol glycol ethers will be a boon for our customers in the region’s emerging and established...

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