MIDLAND, MI – The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow) is exploring divestiture options for its Clear Lake Operations acrylic acid and esters and UCAR Emulsion Systems specialty latex business in North America. The exploration of strategic options for the business is driven by Dow’s interest in proactively mitigating potential antitrust issues associated with its previously announced acquisition of Rohm and Haas.

The business includes an acrylic acid and esters production plant located in Clear Lake, TX, and UCAR Emulsion System specialty latex product plants located in Louisiana (St. Charles), Illinois (Alsip), California (Torrance) and a commercial and technical center in Cary, NC.