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Dow Coating Materials Announces Price Increases for All Polymer Dispersions and Additives in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

HORGEN, Switzerland -- Dow Coating Materials announced today a price increase for all polymer dispersion and additives sold to the architectural coatings, industrial coatings and traffic paint industries, effective January 10, 2011 or as contract terms allow.

The following conditions apply:

* Acrylic and styrene based products, including pure acrylic, styrenated and styrene-acrylic emulsions will be increased in Europe by 100 Eur/MT and in Middle East, Turkey and Africa by 130 US$/MT.

* Vinyl Acetate based products will be increased in Europe by 30 Eur/MT and in Middle East, Turkey and Africa by 40 US$/MT.

These increases are necessitated by the continued cost escalation of key raw materials used to manufacture these products, combined with tightening supply conditions.

About Dow Coating Materials

Dow Coating Materials is the premier supplier of products and technologies to architectural and industrial coatings manufacturers worldwide. Combining the extensive resources of Dow and recently-acquired Rohm and Haas Company, the new business provides formulators a wide range of chemistries and support across many different product lines, including core binder technologies, additives and solvents. Additionally, Dow Coating Materials operates 13 dedicated R&D labs across all major geographies where Dow does business. For more information, visit us @ http://www.dow.com/coating.

About The Dow Chemical Company

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. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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