Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Dow and Mitsui form JV for Chlor-Alkali Production
Dow and Mitsui form JV for Chlor-Alkali Production
03
Jul '10
The Dow Chemical Company and Mitsui & Co., Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement to form a 50:50 manufacturing joint venture to construct, own and operate a new membrane chlor-alkali facility located at Dow's Freeport, Texas, integrated manufacturing complex.

This landmark joint venture combines the strengths of two global companies to build a world-scale chlor-alkali plant on the US Gulf Coast.

The facility will be built using Dow's modern and efficient chlor-alkali technology, and takes the place of the previously announced Chlorine 7 project, which was a Dow-only venture.

"This joint venture with Mitsui is another meaningful example of our strategy in action - enabling us to continue to supply building blocks to our downstream performance businesses at lower cost and with less capital," said Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and chief executive officer. "Dow's Basic Chemicals business is a world-class manufacturing franchise that delivers unique product and technology integration advantage to our downstream performance and market-driven businesses. This strategic joint venture bolsters our integration strength, while also liberating capital for investment in businesses that are technology- and customer-driven with higher, more consistent earnings."

The new chlor-alkali facility is expected to begin operations in mid-2013, and will have a capacity of approximately 800 kilotons per annum. Dow will operate and maintain the chlor-alkali facility under contract to the joint venture. Construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2010. The venture will create approximately 50 long-term jobs at the Freeport, Texas, location, as well as approximately 500 construction jobs during the build.

The joint venture's new chlor-alkali production facility will fuel the growing feedstock needs of Dow's performance businesses with cost-advantaged chlorine supply.

More than 70 percent of Dow's chlor-alkali production is used to serve its growing performance and market-driven businesses.

Close of the transaction is expected in the third quarter of 2010, depending upon regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

The Dow Chemical Company

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

NAFTA renegotiation puts Mexico-US jeans trade at risk

The almost imminent renegotiation of the North America Free Trade...

Rick Helfenbein (left), president and CEO of AAFA, with Juan Estrada, chief of party, Hub; Courtesy: Hub

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

AAFA inks agreement for best manufacturing in East Africa

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has entered into a ...

Mango vice-chairman and member of the board of directors Daniel Lopez (L) with Ananth Narayanan, CEO, Myntra & Jabong. Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

Mango awards distribution & management rights to Myntra

Mango, the Spanish fast fashion brand, has awarded its master...

Interviews View All

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search