Dow to Exit Ethyl Acetate Business in Europe


Danbury, CT - 09/09/2002 - The Dow Chemical Company today announced that as of December 31, 2002, it will no longer sell ethyl acetate in Europe. Customers who are currently purchasing ethyl acetate from Dow can continue to be supplied with the same product directly from the producer, SEKAB (Svensk Etanolkemi AB ). SEKAB, located in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, has been producing ethyl acetate since 1985 and has supplied this product to Dow under a commercial agreement. As of January 1, 2003, SEKAB will assume the responsibilities relating to the direct marketing of the product in addition to manufacturing the product.

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