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Dow and Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait Announce Global Petrochemicals Joint Venture


Posted 12/13/07

 

 

Midland, MI, USA and Kuwait City, Kuwait - December 13, 2007 - The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) of the State of Kuwait, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), today announced plans to form a 50/50 joint venture that will be a market-leading, global petrochemicals company.

 

"We're creating a petrochemicals company that will be a global leader from its first day of operation, an $11 billion company that is well positioned to grow profitably across the industry cycle," said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow Chairman and CEO.  "For Dow, this marks an important milestone in our transformational strategy: growing our Basics businesses through joint ventures; reducing our capital intensity; and, freeing up cash to invest in our portfolio of Performance and Market Facing businesses."

 

The joint venture, to be headquartered in the United States, will manufacture and market polyethylene, ethyleneamines, ethanolamines, polypropylene, and polycarbonate.  The JV is expected to have revenues of more than $11 billion (pro forma) and employ more than 5,000 people worldwide.  Read More . . .


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