Dow to make new elastomers

By: Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor

Horgen, Switzerland-Dow Chemical Co. has launched a new range of plastomers and elastomers based on solution polymerised propylene-ethylene copolymers. The Versify-branded materials are produced using a new catalyst technology in combination with Dow’s metallocene-based Insite system.

Dow said it plans to convert existing facilities to produce Versify products on a commercial scale in the second half of 2004. The group added that it currently has development projects underway with several customers trialling the material.

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