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Dow to Close TDI Unit at Freeport, TX

10:12 PM MST | February 15, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Dow Chemical says it will permanently close its 100,000 m.t./year toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant at Freeport, TX in the second-quarter. “Manufacturing TDI [at Freeport] is no longer economically viable,” Dow says. Dow Polyurethanes has secured an “alternative supply source and will continue to provide consistency, quality and supply reliability,” the company says. However, Dow did not specify what the alternative supply source is. The company will continue to honor its contractual customer commitments for TDI. About 54 employees will be...

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