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Dow Europe Announces Price Increase for Polyols and Isocyanates in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent

Published on 2009-05-13. Author : SpecialChem

Horger, Switzerland -- Effective immediately, or as contract terms allow, Dow Polyurethanes, a business group within The Dow Chemical Company and its affiliates including Dow Europe GmbH, will increase prices in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent for its polyurethanes raw materials. Prices for Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) will increase by 200 USD/MT, and prices for Polyols by 100 USD/MT.

"The continuing rise of feedstock and energy costs has a big impact on our margins, which have become unsustainable," says Sudhir Shenoy, Product Manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.

About Dow Polyurethanes

Dow Polyurethanes, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company and its affiliates including Dow Europe GmbH, is one of the world's largest producers of propylene oxide (PO), polyether polyols, and is a leading producer of quality aromatic isocyanates, such as MDI and TDI, an essential component of polyether polyols. Dow's polyurethane products and fully formulated polyurethane systems are used for a broad range of applications including construction, automotive, appliance, furniture, bedding and shoe soles to decorative molding, athletic equipment, and more. The business manufactures and markets rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams, adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and binders. Dow also offers the latest in polyol technology with RENUVA™ Renewable Resource Technology and VORANOL™ VORACTIV™ polyols, part of an ongoing initiative by Dow to lead the industry in providing high-performance products.

About Dow

With sales of $58 billion in 2008 and 46,000 employees worldwide, Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in around 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. On April 1, 2009, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas Company, a global specialty materials company with sales of $10 billion in 2008 and 15,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: Dow


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