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Dow Announces Price Increase for Divinylbenzene (DVB)

Published on 2010-02-19. Author : SpecialChem

MIDLAND, MI -- The Dow Chemical Company announced a global price increase of $0.13 per solution pound ($287 per solution metric ton) for all grades of divinylbenzene (DVB). The increase will be effective March 15, 2010, or as permitted by contracts.

Divinylbenzene (DVB) is a versatile cross-linking agent that also improves polymer properties. It allows the production of materials not otherwise possible and enhances the properties of existing materials. Divinylbenzene has been used in the synthesis of photocurable protective coatings for wood, metal, glass, and plastics.

DVB is a mixture of isomers of divinylbenzene and ethylvinylbenzene. Dow provides three high-purity products with increasing amounts of cross-linker. DVB can be used to modify many polymers that have found utility in adhesives, ion exchange resins, specialty plastics, elastomers, and other applications.

Dow is a leader in the production and sale of DVB.

About Dow:

Dow combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2009, Dow had annual sales of $45 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 214 sites in 37 countries across the globe. 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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