Dow kündigt Investitionspläne an, um die Silikon Nachfrage zu decken und Innovationen voranzutreiben
Projekte zur stufenweisen Beseitigung von Engpässen sowie zur Erweiterung von Kapazitäten, um die weltweite Nachfrage nach Lösungen auf Silikonbasis in gezielten Endmärkten zu decken.
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) gab heute neue Investitionen mit niedriger Kapitalintensität und hoher Rendite für Upstream- und Downstream-Silikon Anlagen bekannt, um Innovationen zu beschleunigen und die Nachfrage von globalen Kunden in Wachstumsmärkten wie Bauwesen, Haushalts- und Körperpflege, Elektrische und Industrielle, Konsumgüter und Komponenten Montage zu decken.
Die Investitionspläne beinhalten:
- Eine Reihe von Projekten zur stufenweisen Beseitigung von Siloxan-Engpässen und zur Effizienzverbesserung in den nächsten drei Jahren. Diese Projekte werden die Kapazitäten und Effizienz in Dows Siloxan-Produktionsanlagen auf der ganzen Welt weiter erhöhen.
- Eine neue Anlage für hydroxylfunktionelle Siloxanpolymere in Carrollton, Kentucky. Diese Anlage wird die Polymerkapazität von Dow in Nord- und Südamerika um 65% steigern und bietet neueste Technologie, um Innovationen mit Kunden voranzutreiben.
- Zusätzliche Expansionsprojekte, um die Kapazität der hochwertigen Silikonprodukte und Zwischenprodukte von Dow zu vergrößern. Dazu gehört auch eine neue Spezialharzanlage in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, China, die Harzzwischenprodukte für hochwertige Silikonprodukte unter anderem für Haushalts- und Körperpflegeprodukte, Haftklebstoffe, Antischaummittel und formbare Optiken für Beleuchtung liefern wird.
"Die Projekte, die wir heute ankündigen, ermöglichen uns, auch weiterhin die starke weltweite Nachfrage nach Silikonen von Dow zu befriedigen: Wir können schneller wachsen, Innovationen mit unseren Kunden vorantreiben und unsere führenden Positionen in unseren Zielmärkten ausbauen", sagte Jim Fitterling, Chief Executive Officer von The Dow Chemical Company und Chief Operating Officer der Materials Science Division von DowDuPont. "Darüber hinaus erwarten wir, dass diese gezielten Investitionen zu schnellen Amortisationen und einer höheren Kapitalrendite für Dow führen werden, was zu mehr Ertrag und Cash-Generierung beitragen wird."
Darüber hinaus gab das Unternehmen den Start einer Machbarkeitsstudie für den Bau einer neuen Siloxananlage im Weltmaßstab bekannt. Der geografische Standort der neu vorgeschlagenen Siloxananlage wird als Ergebnis der Machbarkeitsstudie bestimmt.
"Dow verpflichtet sich zu laufenden Investitionen in vor- und nachgelagerte Anlagen, um unseren Kunden eine zuverlässige Versorgung zu bieten", sagte Mauro Gregorio, Business President von Dow Consumer Solutions. "Die vorgeschlagene neue Siloxananlage wird eine wesentliche Ergänzung der globalen Silikon-Produktion von Dow sein. Sie wird unseren Zugang zu differenzierten Monomeren und Zwischenprodukten auf der ganzen Welt erweitern und gleichzeitig unsere Möglichkeiten zur Beschleunigung und Umsetzung unserer starken Innovationspipeline stärken."
Als weltweit führender Anbieter von innovativen und siliziumbasierten Technologien betreibt Dow bereits weltweit fast zwanzig Produktionsstätten für Silikone, darunter drei World-Scale-Siloxan-Produktionsanlagen in Carrollton/Kentucky/USA, Barry/Wales/Großbritannien und Zhangjiagang/Jiangsu/China.
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