Dow Chemical Co. has increased its monopropylene glycol capacity by 15 percent at its Stade, Germany, plant.

Dow Chemical Co. has increased its monopropylene glycol capacity by 15 percent - an additional 35 kilotons per annum (KTA) - at its Stade, Germany, plant following completion of an advanced energy improvement and technology optimization project.

“The investment in our Stade Propylene Glycol unit exemplifies Dow’s commitment to innovative technology and continued growth in reliable, high-quality PG [propylene glycol] manufacturing to help meet our customers’ evolving needs,” says John Smith, propylene oxide/propylene glycols global business director for Dow.

The Stade expansion was completed in August 2010 during planned maintenance and raises the plant’s propylene glycol nameplate capacity to approximately 270 KTA.

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