Dow Chemical

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The Dow Chemical Company is a leading producer of plastics, chemicals, hydrocarbons, and agrochemicals. Dow was incorporated in 1897.[1] It is the largest chemical company in the U.S. and the largest in the world (along with ExxonMobil and behind BASF). It is one of the "Big 6" Biotech Corporations, along with BASF, Bayer, Dupont, Syngenta, and Monsanto (so called because they dominate the agricultural input market -- that is, they own the world’s seed, pesticide, and biotechnology industries. 

Dow also makes "performance plastics"; including engineering plastics, polyurethanes and materials for Dow Automotive. Other products include packaging materials such as its Styrofoam brand insulation; fibers, and films. It also makes chemicals like acrylic acid; commodity chemicals (chlor-alkalies and glycol) and agrochemicals. Its Hydrocarbons and Energy unit makes olefins and aromatics, raw materials for other chemicals. Dow also owns half of silicone products maker Dow Corning.

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  • December 22, 2020

    Vopak and BlackRock completes acquisition of three industrial terminals from Dow

    Royal Vopak and BlackRock's Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund (GEPIF) successfully completed the earlier announced acquisition of three industrial terminals from Dow on the U.S. Gulf Coast...

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  • September 21, 2020

    Vopak and BlackRock's GEPIF to acquire three industrial terminals from Dow

    Dow has selected a new 50/50 joint venture of Royal Vopak and BlackRock's Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund to acquire three major industrial terminals on the U.S. Gulf Coast for the amoun...

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  • July 09, 2020

    Dow announces sale of rail infrastructure assets at six North American sites to Watco

    Dow Inc. announced the agreement to sell its rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at six major North American sites to Watco Companies (Watco), a Pittsburg, Kansas-based transportation com...

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  • December 13, 2018

    Saudi Aramco, Dow Chemical and Veolia sign JV agreement for Sadara Industrial EfW PPP project

    The Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, has signed an agreement with Veolia Middle East for the development of an industrial energy-from-waste (EfW)...

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