Dow announces global E-Mobility capacity increase

Dow is expanding its global capabilities to enable the development of smarter, safer and more sustainable technologies, underpinning the ongoing transformation of the automotive industry.

Dow continues to invest in improving global supply capabilities and reliability for its customers.


Midland, Mich. – March 30, 2022 – As the mobility and transportation industry continues to transform and grow, Dow (NYSE: DOW) continues to invest in increasing global supply capabilities and reliability for its customers, enabling the development of smarter, safer and more sustainable technologies.

In 2022, the company will commit to a number of key growth capital projects that will benefit the mobility and transportation market. At Dow’s Jincheon site in South Korea, investments are underway to support the development of mouldable optical silicone technologies for automotive and industrial lighting applications. Additional investments are also planned this year for Dow’s operations in Midland, Songjiang and Zhangjiagang.

“The mobility and transportation industry is undergoing its greatest evolution in more than 100 years, and we are proud to play a role in moving the industry forward with our materials science expertise,” said Jeroen Bello, global marketing manager for mobility and transportation, Dow Consumer Solutions. “In order to properly support our customers and the industry as a whole, it is imperative that we have the capability to do so. Our latest investments, which build on our existing infrastructure serving this market, reaffirm our commitment to delivering sustainable, market-driven innovation.”


Dow responds to growing market demands


Dow recently completed a series of capital investments in 2021 that spanned three continents – North America, Asia and Europe – and was implemented to meet growing global market demand for new technologies in the mobility and transportation industry. In Midland, Michigan, USA, Dow expanded its fluorinated silicone rubber capabilities with the installation of a new rubber mixer, and in Zhangjiagang, China, a new liquid silicone rubber mixer was added. Investments were also made in a pair of new mixers for thermally conductive technologies at Dow’s Songjiang site in China. To meet the strong demand for electric vehicles in Europe, a new mixer for thermally conductive technologies is now online in Wiesbaden, Germany.

All capacity expansions completed for this market are aligned with Dow’s MobilityScience™ platform, which is designed to use the full power of Dow’s portfolio of silicones, polyolefins, polyurethanes, acrylics and specialty technologies to support the future of mobility.


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