Improvements at Dow Unlock Additional Capacity
November 13, 2011
MIDLAND, MI – The Performance Monomers business of The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow) announced that an incremental expansion strategy has unlocked an additional 15 percent of crude acrylic acid (CAA) capacity at its Deer Park, TX, facility. The capacity increase is a result of various improvement projects implemented in the CAA oxidation facility. These projects not only increased capacity, but also enhanced process safety and improved technology and reliability. In return, Dow’s global strategic customers can now benefit from a more consistent and reliable supply.