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Dow plans four US polymer plants, signs ethylene supply agreement for Idemitsu-Mitsui LAO JV

4:20 PM MDT | April 1, 2013 | —Robert Westervelt

Dow Chemical announced plans to build four downstream polymer and elastomer units that would be fed from its planned Freeport, TX, cracker. The investments include a metallocene-based ethylene propylene diene monomer unit, a high-melt-index elastomers hot-melt adhesives unit, enhanced polyethylene (PE) for high-performance flexible packaging, and specialty low-density PE. Separately, Dow announced an initial agreement for a long-term ethylene offtake arrangement with a new joint venture to be formed between Idemitsu Kosan and Mitsui & Co. that will build a...

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