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Dow Declares Force Majeure for Ethyleneamines

Published on 2005-09-01. Author : SpecialChem

Midland, MI -- The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") announced that force majeure is being declared for all ethyleneamine products produced at the Union Carbide* facilities at St. Charles Operations (SCO) in Hahnville, La.

"We are assessing the full impact of Hurricane Katrina on SCO's production, raw material supply and transportation capabilities," says John Maniscalo, marketing manager, Dow Ethyleneamines. "We are unable to ship ethyleneamines from SCO, and we cannot speculate on how long this situation will last.

"Our primary concern is the safety of the SCO employees, the community and the site," says Maniscalo. "The plant will return to normal activities when it is safe and responsible to do so."

Dow is a leader in science and technology, providing innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. With annual sales of $40 billion, Dow serves customers in 175 countries and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress: food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. Committed to the principles of sustainable development, Dow and its 43,000 employees seek to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

* Union Carbide Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.

Source: Dow


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