Dow mulls world-scale siloxanes facility

Friedrichshafen, Germany – Dow Chemical Co. is currently conducting a feasibility study on a “world-scale” siloxanes production plant as part of a strategic investment in the intermediate.

A decision on the location of the plant and what it would look like will be made “sometime in 2019,” according to Charlie Zimmer, global strategic marketing director, silicone elastomers at Dow.

The project is part of US polymer and chemicals maker’s plans to increase the capacity of its siloxanes manufacturing facilities around the world.

The programme includes a series of incremental debottlenecking and efficiency improvement projects during the next three years, Zimmer told ERJ during the Fakuma trade show in Germany.

ERJ subscribers can read a full report on Dow plans here.