Dow opens first Versify plant, in Spain

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Tarragona, Spain-Dow Chemical Co. has started up a 57-kilotonne-per annum plant in Tarragona to produce its new Versify range of propylene-ethylene copolymer-based plastomers and elastomers. The unit is a retrofit of an existing polyolefins facility, said a company spokeswoman.

The unit is the first commercial plant for Versify, which was launched in February, said a 16 Sept Dow statement. The facility, it added, will supply a range of end users, possibly encompassing packaging producers, manufacturers of thermoplastic elastomers, and converters…

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