My watch list  

Dow holds groundbreaking ceremony for new silicone resin plant in China


Dow held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new high-value silicone resin plant to be located at the Company’s manufacturing site in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, China. The new facility will significantly expand Dow’s global high-value silicone resin capacity to meet increased demand for the creation of differentiated silicone products in key industries and emerging markets worldwide.

“This investment demonstrates Dow’s strategy to capitalize on growth and value-add opportunities. It will better position Dow to help customers grow and succeed by addressing their fast-growing needs for our differentiated silicone products,” said Mauro Gregorio, business president, Consumer Solutions. “Today’s groundbreaking emphasizes our ambition to collaborate and deliver materials science innovations with customers and partners throughout the global value chain.”

The new high-value silicone resin plant is part of a broader investment plan announced by Dow in September 2018 to roll out a series of low capital intensity, high return investments in its silicones franchise to accelerate innovation and support global customers’ demand in high growth markets. It will produce high-value silicone resin, an advanced material critical to the creation of differentiated silicone products in the home and personal care, pressure sensitive adhesives, antifoams, and moldable optics for lighting markets.

Dow senior leaders Jim Fitterling, chief executive officer; Mauro Gregorio; Jon Penrice, president Asia Pacific; and Yoke Loon Lim, president Greater China were joined by customers, government representatives and other Dow employees, for the groundbreaking ceremony.

“We are thrilled to be breaking ground on this latest addition to our integrated manufacturing site in Zhangjiagang,” said Yoke Loon Lim. “This new facility is a testament to our commitment to our local customers and partners, and demonstrates the Company’s confidence in the China and Asia-Pacific markets.”

Facts, background information, dossiers
  • silicone resins
  • investments
More about Dow Chemical
  • News

    Dow announces divestiture of its Acetone Derivatives business

    Dow announced that it has reached an agreement for the divestiture of its Acetone Derivatives business to ALTIVIA Ketones & Additives, LLC, an affiliate of ALTIVIA, a privately held producer of chemicals headquartered in Houston, Texas. “This divestiture illustrates Dow’s disciplined approa ... more

    Dow expands production capacity of methyl cellulose

    Dow announced a series of incremental methyl cellulose capacity investments to help construction dry mix customers secure reliable supply of key additives for this expanding area. These capacity increases are part of a multi-phase investment plan for construction chemicals and demonstrate t ... more

    DuPont and DOW to combine in merger of equals

    DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The combined company will be named DowDuPont. The parties intend to subsequently pursue a separat ... more

  • Companies

    The Dow Chemical Company

    With annual sales of $58 billion in 2008 and 46,000 employees worldwide, Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the " Human Element ” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of produ ... more

Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE