Dow Chemical to Close Plants in Canada and Italy

Westervelt, Robert
September 2006
Chemical Week;9/6/2006, Vol. 168 Issue 30, p9
Trade Publication
The article discusses the plans of Dow Chemical to shut down its operations in Ontario, Alberta and Italy. The shutdowns will yield savings of $160 million per year but will impact 750 employees. The Sarnia site will be idled beginning with a low-density polyethylene plant. Dow will also shut chlor-alkali and ethylene dichloride facilities at Fort Saskatchewan, and its toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant in Porto Marghera will not be restarted due to excess global capacity in the TDI market.


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