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Dow Buys Out Siam Cement in Polyols-PU Venture

8:37 AM MST | November 21, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Polyurethanes, a Dow Chemical subsidiary, says it will increase its stake in Pacific Plastics Thailand Ltd. (PPTL) from 49%, to 100%, by purchasing the 51% stake held jointly by Siam Cement and two other partners. Financial terms were not disclosed. PPTL operates a polyols and polyurethane (PU) systems complex at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. “Dow Polyurethanes has been expanding globally through acquisitions and geographic expansions,” says Pat Dawson, Dow Polyurethanes president. Dow Polyurethanes says it is the biggest producer of polyols and a...

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