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Dow Curtails Non-auto ABS Activity

6:47 AM MST | December 12, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Chemical says it will no longer supply acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and styrene acrlyonitrile to non-automotive industries in the Americas, effective February 1, 2008. Dow says the “fundamentals of the market do not support [its] continued involvement.” The company plans to convert ABS plants at Gales Ferry, CT and Ironton, OH to polystyrene lines, and include them in Dow’s proposed joint venture with Chevron Phillips Chemical. Dow will continue to produce ABS at Midland, MI to supply the automotive...

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