MIDLAND, Mich. - Dow Epoxy, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, has named Shanghai Chemical Industry Park as the selected site for its world-scale 150,000-MTPA glycerin-to-epichlorohydrin (GTE) plant and 100,000-MTPA liquid epoxy resins (LER) plant. Both plants are slated to start up in the 2009-2010 time frame.

The announcement directly underscores Dow’s growth strategy and marks another major step forward in the company’s quest for sustainable chemistries. The world-scale GTE facility will be the first to use Dow’s innovative and proprietary GTE technology, which uses a renewable resource - glycerin from bio-diesel - to produce epichlorohydrin.