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Hedge fund calls for Dow to spin off plastics business

January 21, 2014 5:39 pm ET

MIDLAND, MICH. (Updated) — Hedge fund Third Point LLC is calling for Dow Chemical Co. to consider spinning off its petrochemicals business — including its massive plastics operations.

Dow claims anti-conspiracy trend in class action appeal

December 18, 2013 2:15 pm ET

DENVER — Dow Chemical Co presented its appeal case in a bid to overturn a $1 billion urethane price fixing judgment.

Jobs to go as Dow Chemical closes Grangemouth plant

December 18, 2013 2:01 pm ET

Dow Chemical Co.’s plastics additives unit plans to close its Grangemouth, Scotland, operation with the loss of 66 staff. The company claimed “ongoing economic uncertainty” as the reason for the move.

Dow to retain chlorine links to polyurethanes after spinoff

December 6, 2013 9:13 am ET

MIDLAND, MICH. — Dow Chemical Corp. will maintain integration benefits between its polyurethane and chlorine business, which is to be carved out of Dow, according to Glenn Wright, business president, Dow Polyurethanes, Systems.


Dow Chemical to separate chlorine business

December 2, 2013 11:42 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. is spinning off what it calls “a significant portion” of its chlorine value chain, including its global epoxy business and units that make feedstocks used in PVC production.

Dow Chemical working to fuel customers' growth

November 14, 2013 11:50 am ET

Officials at Dow Chemical Co. are looking forward to the opportunities that new polyethylene capacity will bring to the North American plastics market.


Shale gas expected to bring gains to plastics market

November 11, 2013 1:21 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — Expectations of plastics market gains from shale gas are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report on expansions by Rextac LLC and Advanced Composites Inc., as well as news that resin distribution ...

USW, Dow, DuPont support manufacturing legislation

November 1, 2013 12:47 pm ET

WASHINGTON — A wide coalition of business and labor interests have expressed support for the "Manufacturing Jobs for America" initiative, a package of tax-related legislation designed to boost jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Dow Chemical to upgrade facilities in Texas, Thailand

November 1, 2013 12:39 pm ET

Dow Polyurethanes has launched two expansion projects aimed at expanding its operations in the United States and Asia.

Shandong Rike eyes factory, products to fight slowdown

October 28, 2013 3:49 pm ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Chinese additive maker Shandong Rike Chemical Co. Ltd. is hoping that a new facility making acrylic chlorinated polyethylene modifiers and other new products it launched at K 2013 can help it overcome softness in China's construction market that dented earnings in the first half of the year.

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