Dow Chemical Company has inaugrated a new polyol plant for rigid polyurethane foam at the Asia Industrial Estate (AIE) site in Rayong province, Thailand. The facility reportedly will increase the company’s capacity to offer insulation materials, with an annual capacity of 79,000 tons. The plant will also strengthen Dow’s upstream plant integration in Thailand and further expand Dow’s presence in Asia Pacific, following the recent opening of new polyurethane systems houses in Lote Parshuram, India and Zhangjiagang, China.
Polyol is a key raw material for rigid polyurethane foam products to improve energy efficiency in a wide variety of construction, professional cold chain, and appliance applications. Dow’s polyols enable energy efficient offerings that help meet stringent, country-specific regulations and embrace global sustainability trends, according to the company.