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Dow HPPO Joint Venture Plant Starts up in Thailand

9:05 AM MST | January 4, 2012 | Vincent Valk

A propylene oxide (PO) plant operated by SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow and Siam Cement at Map Ta Phut, Thailand, has commenced full production. The world-scale facility has completed a performance test at full capacity, which is slated to be 390,000 m.t./year. The plant will produce PO using hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology.   “Dow’s investment in this new facility strategically enhances its existing position as the global capacity leader in PO and better positions its derivative businesses such as Polyurethanes...

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