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Dow to Build GTE and Epoxy Resin Plant in China

1:44 PM MDT | April 4, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Chemicals’s epoxy business says it will build a glycerine-to-epichlorohydrin plant (GTE) and a liquid epoxy resins plant at Caojing, China. The GTE plant will have capacity of 150,000 m.t./year, and the liquid epoxy resins plant, 100,000 m.t./year, Dow says. Both plants are scheduled to start up by 2009-10. Dow says it is spending about $200 million to build the plants (CW, Aug. 16, 2006, p. 16). The GTE plant will run on technology that uses glycerine from bio-diesel to produce epichlorohydrin. Dow says it has signed an agreement with Shanghai...

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