Dow closes plants to cut back costs
- Wrap-Up. // Chemical Week;11/3/1999, Vol. 161 Issue 41, p26
Presents news briefs from the chemical industry in Asia as of November 3, 1999. Decision of Dow Chemical not to pursue a bid for the government's stake in Indian Petrochemicals Corp.; Shutdown of two slurry process polypropylene units of Sumitomo Chemical at Chiba, Japan; Decision of Mitsui...
- Dow to Shut Louisiana Chlor-Alkali Plant; Hikes Texas Production. Sim, Peck Hwee // Chemical Week;3/27/2002, Vol. 164 Issue 13, p10
Reports that Dow Chemical Co. will shut a chlor-alkali plant based on diaphragm-cell technology at Plaquemine, Louisiana in the second half of 2002. Significance of the move; Total chlor-alkali capacity of the Freeport plant per year; Capacity of chlor-alkali at Fort Saskatchewan that Dow is...
- Curtain closes on Priolo plant. Beacham, Will // European Chemical News;4/12/2004, Vol. 80 Issue 2095, p8
Reports on the plan of Dow Chemical to permanently close its polyols plant in Priolo, Italy. Number of jobs lost with the plant shutdown; Factor needed by the company to remain competitive, according to Pat Dawson, VP for polyurethanes and thermoset systems of the company; Transfer of...
- COMPANY NEWS. // Chemical Market Reporter;07/10/2000, Vol. 258 Issue 2, p3
Covers news briefs and updates on chemical industry as of July 10, 2000. Closure of the methanol plant owned by Methanex Corp. in Kitimat, British Columbia; Contract awarded by Dow Chemical Co. to Kvaerner's technical center in Houston, Texas; Effects of the global shortage of hydroxylamine.
- Dow Idles Several Plants; Raises Prices a Further 25%. Walsh, Kerri // Chemical Week;6/30/2008, Vol. 170 Issue 20, p8
The article reports that Dow Chemical will temporarily idle production at a number of manufacturing plants in North America and Europe and raise selling prices by up to an additional 25% to restore margins. Dow says it will idle one of two of its styrene units at Terneuzen, the Netherlands,...
- THE WEEK: April 11, 2001. // Chemical Week;4/11/2001, Vol. 163 Issue 15, p5
Presents news briefs about the chemical industry in the United States as of April 11, 2001. Targets for cost savings and employee layoffs at Dow Chemical; Closure of two Degussa superabsorbent polymer production plants at Greensboro, North Carolina; Views of Environmental Defense on chemical...
- Dow Outage Worsens Supply Crunch; Caustic Prices Climb. Sim, Peck Hwee // Chemical Week;10/18/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 39, p12
Reports on the decision of Dow Chemical to shut down a part of its chlor-alkali unit in Freeport, Texas on September 29, 2000 after a fire caused by electrical equipment failure. Increase in demand of caustic soda; Details on the supply of caustic soda; Operating rates of chlor-alkali plants.
- Dow to End South African Polyols Production; More Closures Planned. Alperowicz, Natasha // Chemical Week;2/6/2002, Vol. 164 Issue 5, p17
Focuses on the plan of Dow Chemical Co. to close some polyols plants as part of a rationalization of its European polyurethane (PU) intermediates business. Annual production capacity of its polyols plant in Durban, South Africa; Total annual capacity of Dow for polyols; Decline in the demand...
- Dow retires some freeport ethylene. // Chemical Week;7/2/1997, Vol. 159 Issue 26, p7
Deals with the permanent closure of Dow Chemicals company's ethylene plant at its Freeport, Texas complex. Dow Chemicals' United States capacity per year.