February 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: North America

The Dow Chemical Co. plans to increase ethane-cracking capabilities on the US Gulf Coast over the next two to three years, and improve these capabilities by 20%–30% in this timeframe. In addition..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Dow Chemical Co. plans to increase ethane-cracking capabilities on the US Gulf Coast over the next two to three years, and improve these capabilities by 20%–30% in this timeframe. In addition, Dow is also reviewing joint-venture options for building a natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator to secure this ethane supply. Both actions are intended to capitalize on the favorable supply dynamics in North America, and further bolster the competitive advantage of Dow’s plastics franchise, as well as its high-margin, downstream performance businesses. Alfa Laval has received an order for its Packinox heat exchangers to be used in what is said to be the world’s first full-s

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