MOSCOW (MRC) -- Dow Chemical has brought light hydrocarbon unit No 8 in Freeport, Texas, back online, a company source said Wednesday, as per Plastemart.
The unit shut on December 14 when the trip of a cracked gas compressor was discovered during an attempted restart after a two-week turnaround. A restart was attempted again starting January 2, according to filings with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
As MRC wrote before, Dow Chemical began construction on 30, June 2014 its previously-announced world-scale ethylene production facility in Freeport, Texas. This represents a prominent milestone in the company delivering on its strategy to invest in a performance-based portfolio of technology-enabled businesses.
The Dow Chemical Company is an American multinational chemical corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, United States. Dow is a large producer of plastics, including polystyrene, polyurethane, polyethylene, polypropylene (PP), and synthetic rubber. The company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe.