Dow Chemical has increased its propylene glycol (PG) capacity by an additional 10 kilotons per annum (KTA) at its Stade, Germany, plant. The increase is part of the second optimization of this large-scale expansion realized in August 2010.
“With our second plant optimization in Stade, Germany, we are continuing to support the growing needs and demands of the pharmaceutical grade propylene glycol [PG USP/EP] market,” says Vincent Lacoste, global strategic marketing manager for Dow Propylene Glycol. “PG USP/EP has a number of growing specialty areas. Our goal is to continue to meet and exceed the needs of these specialty market customers.”