MIDLAND, Mich. — September 16, 2011 — Today the Performance Monomers business of The Dow Chemical
Company (NYSE: DOW) announces that capacity for the production of Crude Acrylic Acid (CAA) at its
Böhlen, Germany facility has expanded by 25 percent. This represents the cumulative result of
several successful debottlenecking and reliability initiatives that address Dow’s need to increase
CAA capacity. This additional CAA at Böhlen will be used to increase Butyl Acrylate (BA) and
Glacial Acrylic Acid (GAA) production at the site.
Bob Summerhayes, Global Supply Chain Director for Performance Monomers states, “The Crude
Acrylic Acid capacity increase is an important milestone for Dow. We are excited to continue
investing in our European production footprint and about the opportunities generated by Dow’s
European customer base. Overall this is a valuable addition that reinforces Dow’s commitment to
growth for the region and further adds to our global footprint.”
Dow is the world’s largest producer of Acrylic, Methacrylic and Specialty Monomers, with the
most robust portfolio of acrylic monomers in the industry. Dow’s Performance Monomers business
provides selection, quality and consistency for a wide range of applications. Acrylic monomers from
Dow are used primarily in coatings, inks, textiles, home and personal care and energy markets.
Posted on September 20, 2011
Source: The Dow Chemical Co.