Dow to increase ethanolamines production.
Due to the increasing global demand for ethanolamines, The Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI, has announced that it is evaluating a number
of investment options to increase capacity of the product. Expanding an
existing ethanolamines facility in Hahnville, LA, and adding
ethanolamine capacity in the Asia Pacific region are two options Dow is
considering. Currently, Dow's participation in the Asia Pacific
region is in the form of a 75,000-metric ton ethanolamine unit at the
OPTIMAL Chemicals Sdn. Bhd plant, which is a joint venture between
Petroliam Nasional Berhad and Union Carbide Corporation, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Dow.