Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu – Dow Polyurethanes inaugurated a new systems house at its existing site in Zhangjiagang, China on 11 July.
Covering more than 21,000 m2 in total, the new plant has 120kT/year capacity and received $56 m investment, according to the project’s environmental filing. It has created 75 new jobs.
The plant will further boost the company’s local capacity to meet China’s rising, diversified demand. It will focus on products for sectors such as consumer products, infrastructure and automotive, said the press release.
‘The plant’s inauguration is a milestone for Dow’s development in China, showing its long-term strategic planning and commitment to the market,’ said Dow Greater China’s president Yoke Loon Lim. ‘[The polyurethanes unit] is an important driving force for our growth, and systems products especially demonstrate Dow’s innovation ability and differentiated advantage.’
The Zhangjiagang site, with a 120kT/year glycol ether facility already in operation, is the company’s largest site in China. The company has been expanding its polyurethanes business and opened another Asia systems house in Lote, India in May.