Dow JV starts up 2nd LLDPE train at Mab Ta Phut

02 November 2010 14:39  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Dow has started up its second joint-venture linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) train at Mab Ta Phut in Rayong Province, Thailand, the US-based chemicals company said on Tuesday.

The Solution LLDPE II train, which is owned by the company’s joint venture with Siam Cement - Siam Polyethylene -would be commercially available in November, the company said.

“This new train not only demonstrates Dow's commitment to Asia Pacific, but also provides our customers with potential differentiation opportunities that will drive their business growth," said Peter Wong, commercial vice president, plastics, Asia Pacific, Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore).

Siam Polyethylene is one of four joint-venture companies between Dow and Siam Cement that manufacture products including styrene monomer, styrene-butadiene latex, polyethylene, polystyrene and compounding products.

The company did not disclose the capacity of the plant.

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By: Hilde Ovrebekk
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