Cosmetics & Personal Care

Dow Expands to Support Growing Demand for Sustainable Solutions

Will increase capacity of cationic hydroxyethylcellulose polymers and polyethylene glycols for personal care applications.
Dow has announced a series of incremental, high-return capacity expansions to support growing demand across key end-markets, all of which value sustainable solutions and continue to grow faster than GDP.

In Dow’s Consumer Solutions business, one of the growth projects aims to increase capacity of CatHEC (cationic hydroxyethylcellulose) polymers and PEGs (polyethylene glycols)– addressing a variety of home and personal care applications.

These expansions build on Dow’s previous investments in its Consumer Solutions business, including more than 20 key debottleneck, efficiency improvement and growth capital projects throughout 2019 and 2020.

Dow’s leading propylene glycol franchise upgrades basic chemical building blocks to produce high-quality ingredients for cosmetics, food, pharmaceuticals and many other products for everyday use.

“This increased propylene glycol capacity optimizes our existing asset infrastructure to enable continued growth in high-value applications and positions us to better serve our customers in fast-growing markets,” said Jane Palmieri, president, Dow Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure.