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Wilton rescue a step closer, Dow plant probably still to close

At last it seems like the folks in charge at Wilton and those in high places at a national level may have generated a rescue plan with some teeth. But is it too little, too late, for the Dow ethylene oxide (EO), ethylene glycol (EG) plant up there?Individual segments of a ten point plane have […]

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Yet another Wilton, Teesside rescue plan?

Former Synetix (bought by Johnson Matthey in 2001) boss Bob Coxon, who heads up the North-east Science and Industry Council, is to conduct a review of the options for the Wilton, Teesside chemical complex.The blog wonders if there are simply too many well-meaning public, semi-public and private groups vying to find a solution for the […]

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Dow confirms closure plan

US group Dow Chemical has insisted it is pressing ahead with plans to close the site in January. According to nebusiness.co.uk, a consultation period has come to an end and 55 jobs are at risk.The news seems to confirm what Stan Higgins at NEPIC (North East Process Industry Cluster) and the UK government told me […]

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Mystery of Third Coast Chemicals’ Wilton rescue plan

On Sunday ICIS reported that US-based Third Coast Chemicals was negotiating a takeover of the Dow Chemical ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol (EO/EG) site at Wilton, UK, scheduled for closure in January 2010.We’d got confirmation of a Sunday Times report from Martin Staley, EMEA vice president for Third Coast who told ICIS: “We’re working with the North […]

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