Dow is expanding its global capacities to help enable the development of smarter, safer, and more sustainable technologies, supporting the continued transformation of the automotive industry.
Dow continues to invest in increasing global supply capabilities and reliability for its customers
Midland, Mich., – March 30, 2022 – As the mobility and transportation industry continues to transform and grow, Dow (NYSE: DOW) continues to invest in increasing global supply capabilities and reliability for its customers, enabling the development of smarter, safer, and more sustainable technologies.
In 2022, The Company will engage in a number of key growth capital projects benefitting the mobility and transportation market. At Dow’s Jincheon site in South Korea, investments are being made to support the development of moldable optical silicone technologies for both automotive and industrial lighting applications. Additional investments are also planned this year for Dow’s operations in Midland, Songjiang and Zhangjiagang.
“The mobility and transportation industry is undergoing its biggest evolution in more than 100 years, and we’re proud to play a role in driving the industry forward through our materials science expertise,” said Jeroen Bello, global marketing director for mobility and transportation, Dow Consumer Solutions. “In order to properly support our customers and the industry as a whole, it’s imperative that we have the capacity to do so. Our latest investments, which build on our existing infrastructure serving this market, reaffirm our commitment to delivering market-driven and sustainable innovations.”
Dow addresses the growing market demands
Dow recently completed a round of capital investments in 2021 that spanned three continents – North America, Asia and Europe – and was implemented to address growing global market demands for novel technologies within the mobility and transportation industry. In Midland, Michigan, U.S., Dow expanded its fluorosilicone rubber capabilities with the installation of a new gum mixer, and in Zhangjiagang, China, a new liquid silicone rubber mixer was added. Investments were also made in a pair of new mixers for thermally conductive technologies at Dow’s site in Songjiang, China. To further support the high demand for electric vehicles in Europe, a new mixer for thermally conductive technologies is now online in Wiesbaden, Germany.
All capacity expansions being made for this market are aligned with Dow’s MobilityScience™ platform, which is designed to use the full power of Dow’s portfolio of silicones, polyolefins, polyurethanes, acrylics, and specialty technologies to support the future of mobility.
For more information, visit www.dow.com/mobilityscience.