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Dow to build US Gulf Coast EPDM plant

1:32 PM MDT | October 24, 2012 | Robert Westervelt

Dow Chemical says it plans to build a new world-scale plant for the production of metallocene-based ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) at one of its US Gulf Coast sites. The plant will be online in 2016, and Dow says it is currently assessing site locations. The project is tied to Dow’s previously announced plans to increase ethylene and propylene production in the US Gulf Coast to take advantage of low-cost feedstock opportunities available from increasing supplies of US shale gas. “The new world-scale facility will position Dow to meet the...

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