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.