By Cameron Chai
Dow, a diversified company, has planned to make investments in Dow Coating Materials’ (DCM) new manufacturing plant, which will be constructed at the Jubail Industrial City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The plant will produce a wide variety of coating materials for both the country and global export markets. Dow Coating Materials supplies products and technologies to manufacturers of industrial and architectural coatings. It operates 43 manufacturing facilities and 13 research and development facilities globally.
Dr. Ilham Kadri, General Manager of Advanced Materials Division (AMD), Middle East & Africa, remarked that the investment in a world-class coatings plant will support the company’s growth objectives by delivering sustainable and enhanced coating materials to the Saudi Arabian market and by meeting the needs of the region.
The General Manager of DCM Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Anton Van Beek, quoted that DCM is referred to as ‘The Expert’s Expert,’ which means that the company’s experts partner with its clients’ experts to create the most innovative, enhanced solutions.
In July 2011, Dow has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Saudi Aramco to establish Sadara Chemical. The JV will construct and operate a world-class chemicals complex at the Jubail Industrial City. Once completed, the JV facility is expected to be one of the world’s largest petrochemical manufacturing facility. In addition, the company has planned to invest in a plant for manufacturing DOW FILMTEC reverse osmosis (RO) components in Saudi Arabia.