Tag Archives: Dow

EU Opens Investigation of Dow-DuPont Merger

Shareholders of Dow and DuPont recently approved the merger of their two companies, but regulators, particularly in Europe, may have a major say in the outcome. The European [..]

Automotive, North America, Packaging , ,

Dow: China Up 10%, PE Markets look Firm

Strong demand in packaging, transportation and construction are propelling growth for plastics and other performance materials at Dow, contributing to strong profitably, which is also getting a push [..]

Africa/MidEast, Asia, Automotive, HDPE, North America, Packaging, polypropylene , , , ,

SABIC Completes Reorganization

The SABIC plastics reorganization was completed Jan.1, leaving a strong commodity business, a beefed-up Detroit focus, and major questions surrounding the Specialties plastics products—basically the former GE Plastics [..]

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Auto Demand, Lightweighting Fuel Plastics Expansions

The stock market and overall manufacturing economy are wobbly, but low oil prices, favorable interest rates and high employment  are driving strong demand for cars in North America. [..]

Additives, Automotive, Polyamides, Polyethylene terephthalate , , , , ,

Dow-DuPont Merger: What Would It Mean For Plastics?

The once stable world of engineering plastics took another crazy turn last night when the Wall Street Journal reported that Dow and DuPont are in the advanced stages [..]

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Dow Starts Up PDH Plant, Others Are Pushed Back

Dow quietly announced the commissioning of its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Freeport Texas as a passing mention at the end of its second quarter earnings report. The [..]

polypropylene ,

Advanced Manufacturing Consortia Will Be A Major Obama Legacy

President Barack Obama has made major progress despite significant headwinds. The President’s legacy will include the Affordable Care Act, the revival of the American economy from near collapse, [..]

Aircraft, Alternative energy, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Defense, Electronics, Industrial, Medical , , ,

US Gas Surge Puts Dow’s Brazilian Bioplastic Plant At Risk

Efforts by the Dow Chemical Co. to produce polyethylene from sugarcane dating back more than five years are once again on the backburner. In a statement sent to [..]

Bioplastics, Packaging ,

America is the new Saudi Arabia

In 1975, the Saudi government designated the port city of Jubail an industrial target zone and American chemical giants flocked there in partnerships with SABIC to build huge [..]

North America, Plastic Compounds ,

Turkish Partner Is Key In New Ford/Dow Composite Venture

Targeting weight reductions of up to 750 pounds per vehicle, Ford and Dow engineers and researchers will combine efforts to develop low-cost carbon fiber and component-level manufacturing processes. [..]

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