Dow taps China for innovation

30 October 2006 00:00  [Source: ICB]

Dow Chemical has begun construction of a new R&D centre in Shanghai to tap into Chinese and Asia-wide demand for ­innovative products.

Executives want to make ­scientific and technical ­innovation the core of the ­facility to drive products that have been marked as essential to the firm's growth.

The focus will be on building, construction, ­automotive, personal care and health products.

The 65,000m2 (700,000ft2) facility will be based in the Zhangjiang High-tech Park close to the city centre.

It will be completed by 2008 and will house up to 1,600 employees.

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