HONG KONG - The Dow Chemical Company will proceed with production of a new propylene oxide-based glycol ethers facility at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, the People's Republic of China. This facility is scheduled to come online in late 2008, with an annual nameplate capacity of 120,000 metric tons.

Zhangjiagang, an established and strategic site for Dow, is located on the Yangtze River, approximately 200 kilometers (125 miles) upstream from Shanghai. It is centrally located to supply customers in the major established markets of Japan, Korea and Taiwan, as well as a growing number of customers in China.

Dow's Zhangjiagang site is ideally situated to service both the domestic and export markets. The new glycol ethers facility will join three other world-scale facilities, including a converted epoxy resin plant and a styrene butadiene latex facility, as well as a joint-venture polystyrene resin plant. For more information about Dow glycol ethers, visit www.dowsolvents.com.