Dow to increase capacity for solid CARBOWAX SENTRY polyethylene glycols to meet global demand

Dow, a leading supplier of polyethylene glycols (PEGs), today announced a low-capital, high-ROIC investment in a new congealer to increase its production capacity for CARBOWAX SENTRY polyethylene glycols in solid powder and granular form

Demand for these high-value products is growing rapidly as a means to respond to changing diets in emerging geographies, and ageing demographics in developed economies.

This new unit located in Taft, Louisiana, USA, will double Dow’s global production capacity for CARBOWAX SENTRY polyethylene glycols, enabling growth at current customers and in emerging geographies, while maintaining the regulatory compliance, consistency and quality control characteristics that customers require.

“This high-return investment further enables us to meet the growing needs of our customers in these high-value markets,” said Ester Baiget, Business President, Dow Industrial Solutions.

“Dow offers decades of experience manufacturing a broad product mix of high-performing solutions that are known for their proven reliability, regulatory compliance, quality and consistency. This investment will support our customers’ business continuity objectives.”

For streamlined manufacturing processes, the new congealer will replicate Dow's current technology, minimising requalification work while enhancing security of supply for existing customers, with a target unit start-up by the end of 2020.

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