Dow Corning expand silicones capacity in US, invests $6 million

Dow Corning to expand silicones capacity in US, invests $6 million

4:35 AM, 2nd April 2016
Dow Corning to expand silicones capacity in US, invests $6 million

Midland, US: Dow Corning Corp said it has invested $6 million for the expansion at its silicones manufacturing plant in Midland, US. The company looks to provide steady supply of silicone elastomer blends for the growing beauty and personal care markets.

“Evolving global consumer preferences, specific customer requirements and differing regional expectations are driving innovation and global growth in beauty and personal care markets," said Dirk Soontjens, global market segment leader, Dow Corning.

In addition to expanding product capacity with additional manufacturing equipment, the investment adds automation to ensure production quality, improves material handling and logistics capabilities aligned with good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards, and enables increased production flexibility to support changes in market demand.

Silicone elastomers are used in many personal care applications to provide unique aesthetics sought after by cosmetics consumers the world over. These specialty silicones address consumer preferences for instantly perceivable and long-lasting results – from enhanced texture and improved hydration to anti-aging effects and more. More recently, silicone elastomers are critical components in popular multi-functional personal care products such as beauty benefit (BB) and colour cosmetic (CC) creams.

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