The Dow Chemical Company and Solvay will partner in a hydrogen peroxide (HP) plant in Thailand. The HP plant will be the largest in the world, with a capacity of over 330,000 tpa at 100% concentration, and is scheduled to be operational in 2010. This HP plant will serve as a feedstock for the manufacture of propylene oxide (PO) for Dow and BASF Aktiengesellschaft's 390,000 tpa propylene oxide (PO) plant currently
in advanced stages of negotiations.The Dow and BASF Thailand facility would be the second world-scale plant to use HPPO technology.
Propylene for the proposed HPPO facility in Thailand would be supplied from the liquids cracker that Dow announced it was building jointly with The Siam Cement Group (SCG) in Thailand in October of 2006. The liquids cracker facility is expected be fully operational in 2010.