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Dow Chemical Expands DOW XLA Production

Spain-based Dow Chemical Ibca, a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., is to build a new commercial-scale plant for the production of DOW XLA lastol fiber. The plant, to be built in Tarragona, Spain, is scheduled to begin production during the third quarter of 2004.In related news, Japan-based Toyobo Co. Ltd. is to manufacture and market Dow XLA fiber in Japan under an exclusive license. According to Dow, Toyobo recognized the fibers substantial market opportunity after working with the company during the initial fiber development phase.

December 2003




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