MIDLAND, MI - Dow Epoxy, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow), has announced plans to expand Liquid Epoxy Resin (LER) capacity at its plant in Stade, Germany. This expansion will provide additional capacity as early as the fourth quarter of 2012 and will increase capacity by 30 KTA, a 10-percent increase in the company’s global LER capacity.

The new capacity will be used to keep pace with expected market growth in specialty applications, while also supporting geographic growth throughout Europe, the Middle East, China and India.