In another related move, Dow Epoxy will also establish a Global Application Development Center in China, further strengthening customer support in China and across the region. Scheduled to begin activities in the first quarter of 2007, the center has been designed to meet the increasing demand for the Dow Epoxy products and technologies in China and the broader region, and will serve as a base for ongoing product research and development.
"China is the world''s fastest growing market for epoxy products and, together with other Asian markets, plays an important role for Dow and our customers. The new investments demonstrate our confidence and commitment to the China market and to our customers," says Patrick Ho, business vice president, Dow Epoxy.
Dow Epoxy currently has 10 manufacturing facilities worldwide, including plants in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China; Gumi, Korea; and Kinu Ura, Japan.