Dow’s Sarnia, Ontario site was the first Dow manufacturing operation in Canada. In 1942 Dow was invited by the Canadian government to build a plant in Sarnia for the production of styrene – an essential raw material used to make synthetic rubber – part of the war effort. Dow later built a polystyrene plant in 1947 and continued to expand its operations over the next decades.

Dow is committed to being a neighbour of choice and operates with a strong sense of environmental, corporate and social responsibility supporting the local community through donations, employee volunteerism, leadership involvement and sponsorship of many educational and charitable programs and events.

Production units on site:

Polystyrene used to produce two types of polystyrene plastic for a variety of applications from refrigerator linings to foam meat trays to insulation used in home construction.

Low-Density Polyethylene plastic for flexible packaging and clear films such as those used for bread bags and plastic wrap.

Propylene Oxide Derivatives produces polyols – the basic building blocks for a wide variety of polyurethane foam products, such as automotive car seats.

Product Development plant (formerly used to produce INDEX* Interpolymers) has been retrofitted to manufacture market development quantities of polyethylene wax. Applications will included coatings, inks, textiles and hot melt adhesives.

Acrylate Latex plant produces the raw material for many adhesives and architectural and protective coatings – including latex paints. The unit also produces the raw material for many adhesives and architectural and protective coatings – including latex paints.

Location: 1425 S. Vidal Street, Sarnia, Ontario

Employees in Sarnia: approximately 450 full-time employees

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