25 July 2008 19:22 [Source: ICIS news]
By Joseph Chang
NEW YORK (ICIS news)--Dow Wolff Cellulosics will boost its capacity by more than 20% by the first quarter of 2009 with its latest series of expansions, general manager Martin Sonntag said on Friday.
The company produces high performance cellulosics for use in pharamaceutical, food, personal care, paint and construction applications.
The expansions include a worldscale methylcellulose plant in ?xml:namespace>
While Dow would not disclose exact capacities or investments, Sonntag said its new worldscale cellulosics trains (with the exception of
Dow Wolff Cellulosics’ other
The Bitterfeld plant, which will have one methylcellulose train and will be the largest methylcellulose facility in the world, will be focused on construction applications, said Sonntag.
“This project is running ahead of schedule and much better than anticipated,” he said. “And while it will be focused on construction applications, we can take this within our asset portfolio and help customers in other end markets get more supply.”
Bomlitz, Germany-based Dow Wolff Cellulosics is a business unit of US-based Dow Chemical created in July 2007 after the acquisition of
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