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Chemical Industry

Dow ValuePark Schkopau

Site Classification

Key Data

Site Owner
Dow Olefinverbund GmbH
Site Operator
Dow Olefinverbund GmbH
Full Service (Plug & Play)
Fenced/Open Site
R&D Support
Total Site Area
650 hectares (1,606 acres)
Total Free Area
40 hectares (99 acres)
Number of Permanent Staff
1,700 + (ValuePark®1,300)
Number of Companies On-Site

Key Benefits for Investors

  • Infrastructure

    • Direct access to rail connection with bi-modal (rail/road) loading facilities on-site
    • Proximity to freeway
    • Salt caverns for storage of gas
    • Power generation on-site with connections to regional high voltage power grid
    • Partnership with Dow as world scale chemical company
  • Raw Materials On-Site

    • Direct access to value chain of producers on-site (see below)
    • Different grades of synthetic rubber
    • Polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, PET, acrylic acid, caustic soda, chlorine, anilin, butadien, hydrocarbons resins, redispersible dispersion powder, PVC (emulsion and suspension grades)
  • Services/Utilities

    • All utilities required for chemical production (“plug & play” chemical park concept)
    • Incinerator for solids (rotary kiln) liquids and gasses
  • R&D

    • Fraunhofer IAP and IWM institutes with Polymer Pilot Plant for synthesis and IM
    • Research Center for synthetic rubber and PET
    • MITZ: location for R&D start-ups, related to Polymer science
    • Beginning 2010 the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP will additionally operate a Research Center for Silicium Photovoltaic inside of the Dow ValuePark®.

Target Investors

Companies that can integrate into local value chain: Polymer converters, raw material manufacturers, producers of polymer additives, companies that can be integrated into the automotive value chain, polymer and rubber related start-ups, chlorine consumers

Potential Business Partners

A number of polymer converters, companies producing compounds and additives, located on the ValuePark®

  • Arakawa Europe GmbH: HCR
  • Dow: Polyolefins, acrylic acid, caustic soda, anilin
  • Equipolymers GmbH: PE
  • Finsterwalder Transport und Logistik GmbH
  • Hoyer GmbH
  • Jacobs Alliance Service GmbH
  • Linde AG
  • MITZ: A PPP organization focused on promoting & supp. start-ups
  • MKL - Mitteldeutsche Kunststoff-Logistik GmbH&Co.KG
  • PAZ: Pilot plant facility for polymer synthesis and processing jointly operated by Applied Polymer Research (IAP) and Mechanics of Materials (IWM) institutes of the Fraunhofer Society. PAZ can produce commercial test volumes(100t) of polymers from Monomers to molded samples.
  • POLYKUM e.V.: Regional polymer cluster initiative
  • Trinseo Deutschland GmbH: Polystyrene, Synthetic rubber

Partners of Site

  • Member of the “CeChemNet” regional initiative for Eastern Germany
  • Dow Chemicals global operations
  • POLYKUM e. V.: Central German Association for Promoting Polymer Development and Plastics Technology
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