Dow Announces Price Increases For Acrylates

Effective April 1, or as contracts allow, The Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., will raise the
prices of glacial acrylic acid, butyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, methyl acrylate and 2-ethylhexyl
acrylate — also known as acrylic monomers or acrylates — by 85 euros per metric ton in Europe, and
by $110 per metric ton in the Middle East/Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The company cited
continuing inflation of raw material costs in announcing the increase.

March 17, 2009