Dow Wire & Cable Participates in U.K. Sustainable Power Cables Project

Dow Wire & Cable, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company and its affiliates (“Dow”), announced today that it has joined a multi-disciplinary project in the United Kingdom focused on the development of sustainable power cable material technologies. Through this project, Dow Wire & Cable aims to identify the next generation of plastic cable materials for the power generation industry, capable of delivering improved whole-life performance with a reduced environmental impact. Participation in this exciting project is an example of Dow’s commitment to meet its 2015 Sustainability Goals, which include aggressive targets for improvements in the company’s product stewardship.
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Foster Wheeler USA Wins Coker Contract for BP Whiting Refinery in U.S.

Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced today that its subsidiary Foster Wheeler USA Corporation, part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, has been awarded contracts by BP Products North America for the engineering, procurement and fabrication of a 102,000 barrels per stream day (bpsd) six-drum delayed coking unit and gas plant facilities at BP’s Whiting refinery in Indiana, U.S.
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Borealis and Uponor launch first water footprint initiative in the plastics industry

Thursday, Aug 21, 2008
Borealis, a leading provider of innovative value creating plastic solutions and Uponor, a leading supplier of plumbing and heating systems, have announced at the World Water Week in Stockholm a joint initiative to pilot for the first time the concept of water footprint to the manufacturing of a plastic application.
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LyondellBasell Starts up New PP Compounding Plant in Mexico

LyondellBasell Industries has announced the start-up of a new polypropylene (PP) compounding facility in Altamira, Mexico, with a nominal capacity of 30 KT per year. The company is the leading global producer of PP compounded products and supplies the automotive, appliance, electrical and electronics sectors.
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Dow Publishes its 2007 Report to Stockholders

In his annual letter to shareholders, Andrew Liveris, chief executive officer and chairman of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW ), summed up 2007 as a significant year for Dow …a year in which the organization demonstrated it has the right strategy, right people and right products to succeed in today’s marketplace.

“In a year of increasing uncertainty in the U.S. economy and continued increases in the costs of feedstocks and energy, our Company posted solid financial results. Perhaps more important, however, we took meaningful strides to establish Dow as an earnings-growth company,” said Liveris.

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ExxonMobil Chemicals specialty elastomers improve flexibility ease processing of wire and cable compounds

ExxonMobil Chemical will present its broad portfolio of specialty elastomers for wire and cable applications at Chinaplas 2008 Hall W2 W2B31. Vistalon™ EPDM* rubber, Exact™ plastomers and Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) can improve flexibility in polyolefin-based compositions. In addition, these specialty elastomers are cost competitive and all are available in pellet form for easier processing. They are all compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives, and a wide range of the grades are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved

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