MIDLAND, Mich. - The Dow Chemical Company is exiting the peroxymeric chemicals (PXC) business, with production having ceased for most products by October 31, 2006. The exit comes following a period of declining revenue and poor market conditions for these products.

The business will continue offering CYRACURE™ photoinitiators, produced by a third party on Dow's behalf, to support its UV-cure customers. However, all other PXC products will be discontinued, including: CYRACURE and ERL cycloaliphatic epoxides; FLEXOL™ EPO and LOE epoxidized oils; and TONE™ caprolactone monomers and polymers, TONE polyols and TONE m-series caprolactone acrylate.