Dow Hikes Polyglycols, Surfactants Prices

Effective June 1 or as contracts
allow, The Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., will increase North American list and off-list prices
on certain specialty chemicals polyglycols and surfactants products by 2 to 15 cents per pound.
According to the company, the increase is due to higher energy and hydrocarbon costs, as well as
competition for raw material and delivery costs.

May 23, 2006