DuPont Dow touts applications for Engage grades

By Frank Esposito Plastics News

Wilmington, Delaware-DuPont Dow Elastomers LLC has commercialized six new grades of its Engage-brand polyolefin elastomers since late 2003, and may have a seventh in place by the end of 2004.

The Wilmington-based joint venture between DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co. fired up a 300 million-pound-per-year (140-kilotonnes-per-annum) Engage expansion at its Plaquemine, Louisiana, site in July. The expansion already is running at nameplate capacity, according to Americas marketing manager Randy Stone.

One of the new Engage grades is moving the…

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