Dow Polyurethanes plans to invest in capacity expansion at its' Terneuzen facility. Dow plans to expand polyol production capacity by 180,000 tpa at Netherlands. Dow planned to go ahead with the detailed engineering phase of a name-plate capacity expansion at the Terneuzen plant in September 2007. The expansion is on track to be completed by mid 2009. The plant's infrastructure is currently undergoing extensive modifications, including new tanks and loading stations. The polyols that Dow manufactures at the Terneuzen site are used to make polyurethane products. The Terneuzen site is one of the largest polyols production facilities in the world. Global demand for polyurethanes continues to grow at 5% pa, fueled by increased consumption of polyurethane products in automotive, furniture and bedding, building and construction, and appliance applications. and fully formulated systems for a variety of end-use markets.