Dow Chemical and K2 Pure Solutions have successfully started
up a new chlor-alkali plant at Dows site in Pittsburg,
The new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will produce
bleach to serve municipal water treatment facilities in Northern
In addition, the new plant will supply Dows Pittsburg
operations with chlorine for the manufacture of crop protection
products and other materials, the company said.
The companies celebrated the plant opening by breaking
ground for a new commemorative fountain which will symbolize
the successful relationship between the two companies.
The Pittsburg facility aligns with Dows
ambitious 2015 sustainability goals to strengthen
relationships within the communities where we operate, improve
our product stewardship, reduce our global footprint, and solve
some of the worlds most pressing problems
including a more sustainable supply of food and fresh
water, said Dow executive vice president Mike
It also contributes to our efforts to reduce hazardous
material shipments, in alignment with these goals, he
Completion of the Pittsburg facility is a key
milestone that will allow us to further deliver on the promise
of K2 Pures Inherently Safe Technology to all
stakeholders, said David Cynamon, executive chairman for
K2 Pure Solutions.
By strengthening the local economy, protecting the
environment and producing the products that help ensure the
supply of clean potable water for residents of Northern
California, the plant contributes to the Triple Bottom
Line of economic, environmental and social responsibility
that is at the heart of K2 Pure Solutions.
K2 Pure built and operates the new plant at the Dow site in
As part of their agreement, K2 Pure is leasing an additional
facility to Dow, which K2 Pure operates to generate chlorine
for use by Dow via pipeline.
This new facility has the right scale, right location
and right solutions to create value for our customers, while
giving us the opportunity for future growth by providing
secure, local, reliable and competitive supply, said
Gambrell. This facility is very much in line with our
equity-light strategy a key component of Dows
transformation into an earnings growth company.
The project, including both facilities, has an annual capacity
of 460 million pounds of chlor-alkali products.
K2 Pure utilizes salt-to-bleach technology, which uses salt, water
and electricity as the principle raw materials necessary to
produce bleach and chlor-alkali products.
Additionally, with the major investment in state-of-the-art
fuel cells, K2 Pure will recycle 100% of the hydrogen from the
plant and re-use it to create clean energy that can help power
the facility without the emission of carbon dioxide, a