STADE, Germany – The Dow Chemical Co. has increased its monopropylene glycol capacity by 15 percent, an additional 35 kilotons per annum (KTA), in the Stade, Germany, plant after completion of an advanced energy improvement and technology optimization project. The Stade expansion was completed in August 2010 during planned maintenance; it raises the plant’s propylene glycol nameplate capacity to approximately 270 KTA.