US Dow to increase butyl glycol ether capacity at Texas plant

12 March 2012 20:05  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical plans to debottleneck its Seadrift butyl glycol ethers plant in Texas to increase capacity by 15%, the company said on Monday.

“The Seadrift debottleneck is the first of a series of announcements that will highlight major projects that are currently underway within the business,” said Mark Bassett, global business for oxygenated solvents.

“These investments reinforce our commitment to the market and being the world’s premier supplier of oxygenated solvents, Bassett said in a statement.

The first part of the two-phase debottleneck will be completed later in March, Dow said. The second phase will be completed this autumn.

Dow did not say how much the capacity would increase in terms of tonnage, nor did it release the cost of the project.

The plant’s current butyl ether glycol capacity is 120,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By: Brian Ford
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