Dow to Increase Resin Capacity in Germany

Dow Epoxy, a unit of Dow Chemical, has revealed a plan to increase its liquid epoxy resin capacity at its plant in Stade, Germany, by 30,000t a year.

The expansion represents a 10% increase in liquid epoxy resin capacity globally.

The expansion is expected to be completed by Q4 2012.

The new capacity will support Dow Epoxy's growth in Europe, the Middle East, China and India.

In addition, Dow is planning to re-start operations at the idle 100,000t per year Epichlorohydrine plant in Freeport, Texas, US.