Chemicals giant Dow is to construct a new, high-value silicone resin facility at the company’s integrated Zhangjiagang manufacturing site in Jiangsu, China. High-value silicone resin is an advanced predecessor of differentiated silicone – the new plant is expected to supplement Dow’s global high-value resin capacity and meet emerging demands for differentiated silicone products across markets, by its scheduled completion date in 2021.
According to Mauro Gregorio, Dow’s Business President of Consumer Solutions, this investment better positions Dow to deliver materials science innovations for its customers and partners throughout the global value chain.
The new high-value silicone resin plant, part of Dow’s global strategy, is to accelerate innovation and aid global demand through low-capital intensity, high-return investments – its silicone resin production will include goods for the home and personal care, pressure sensitive adhesives, and moldable light optics.
The President of Greater China,Yoke Loon Lim, announced at the recent groundbreaking ceremony: “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.”
Dow’s portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses has led it to become an innovative, inclusive and sustainable company – 2018 global sales over high-growth segments value approximately US$50 billion. Dow currently operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries with some 37,000 employees worldwide.