The Performance Monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company announced that capacity for the production of Crude Acrylic Acid (CAA) at its Böhlen, Germany facility has expanded by 25 percent. This represents the cumulative result of several successful debottlenecking and reliability initiatives that address Dow’s need to increase CAA capacity. This additional CAA at Böhlen will be used to increase butyl acrylate (BA) and glacial acrylic acid (GAA) production at the site.
“The crude acrylic acid capacity increase is an important milestone for Dow,” Bob Summerhayes, global supply chain director for performance monomers, stated. “We are excited to continue investing in our European production footprint and about the opportunities generated by Dow’s European customer base. Overall this is a valuable addition that reinforces Dow’s commitment to growth for the region and further adds to our global footprint.”
Acrylic monomers from Dow are used primarily in coatings, inks, textiles, home and personal care and energy markets.