Dow to idle Dutch SBR plant

By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor
Amsterdam-Dow Chemical Co. plans to idle its emulsion SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber) plant in Pernis, The Netherlands, this March, according to a company spokesman. The plant will remain idled at least until the end of the year, he added in a 4 Feb telephone interview.

The Pernis unit had been scheduled to undergo maintenance shutdown, according to the spokesman. However, Dow has decided not to commit this “multi-million-Euro project” at this stage, in view of current trading conditions, he said.

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