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October 21, 2021

Dow Plaquemine Complex, US

By Carmen

Dow Plaquemine Complex is an active petrochemical complex located in Louisiana, the US. The complex started commercial operations in 1958 and currently has an active annual capacity of 3.67mtpa. Its capacity is expected to increase to 3.82mtpa in 2030. The plants in this complex are operated by Dow Chemical and DuPont de Nemours.


Key Products Capacity – Dow Plaquemine Complex, 2020

Key products produced in this complex include ethylene, polyethylene, propylene, propylene oxide (PO), ethylene glycol (EG) etc.


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Ethylene accounts for major capacity share i.e., 40.3% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 1.48mtpa, followed by polyethylene and propylene with 14.7% (0.54mtpa) and 9.8% (0.36mtpa) respectively.

Details of key upcoming projects in Dow Plaquemine Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with upcoming plants including Dow Plaquemine Methyl Acrylate Plant (0.05mtpa), and Dow Plaquemine Propylene Plant 2 (0.1mtpa).

The complex also includes Dow Plaquemine 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) Plantfor which the capacity information is not available/reported.

About Dow Chemical


The Dow Chemical Co (Dow) is a manufacturer and supplier of chemical products. The company’s product offerings include emulsions, fluids, dispersants, optical materials, coatings, plastic additives, elastomers, plastomers, resins, and adhesives. The company serves automotive, transportation, agriculture, paper, packaging, consumer, oil and gas, energy, textile, food and beverage, industrial, and medical sectors. Dow is headquartered in Midland, Michigan, the US.

About DuPont de Nemours


DuPont de Nemours Inc (DuPont), formerly DowDuPont Inc, is a provider of chemicals. The company classifies its business into four divisions as electronics and imaging, nutrition and biosciences, safety and construction, and transportation and industrial. Its product portfolio includes adhesives, advanced printing solutions, animal nutrition, construction materials, biomaterials, electronic solutions, fabrics, fibers & nonwovens, food & beverage ingredients, industrial films, medical devices, resins and others. The company caters its products to industries such as automotive, building & construction, energy, electronics, food & beverage, aerospace, textile, medical, personal care and Packaging & Printing. DuPont is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the US.

Methodology

Information on the petrochemical complexes/plants is sourced from GlobalData’s oil & gas petrochemicals plants database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, petrochemical plants globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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