Dow to close first Sarnia PS train in early November

13 October 2006 21:47  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Dow Chemical has scheduled the permanent shutdown of one of its two polystyrene (PS) trains at Sarnia, Canada for the first week of November, a Dow source said on Friday.

The second PS train would be closed by 31 December, according to the source. The two PS units have a combined capacity of 136,000 tonnes/year.

Dow had announced earlier its Sarnia PS facility would cease all production activity before the end of 2006.

The company said the decision was driven by business assessments that focused on the effectiveness, efficiency and long-term sustainability of its Sarnia-based assets.

By: Ron Coifman
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