Dow Biocides announces global price increase for DBNPA product portfolio

Dow Biocides, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, is announcing a global price increase of 10% for both list and off list prices of its entire DBNPA (2,2-Dibromo-3-nitrilopropianamide) product portfolio. The price increase is effective globally on Dec. 1. Product trade names for DBNPA from Dow Biocides include AQUCAR™ DBNPA water treatment microbiocides, Antimicrobial 7287, Antimicrobial 8536, DBNPA 100 P-Tech, DBNPA 100 Powder and DBNPA Powder Water Soluble Bags...

BUFFALO GROVE, IL, Nov. 1, 2006 -- Dow Biocides, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, is announcing a global price increase of 10% for both list and off list prices of its entire DBNPA (2,2-Dibromo-3-nitrilopropianamide) product portfolio. The price increase is effective globally on Dec. 1.

Product trade names for DBNPA from Dow Biocides include AQUCAR™ DBNPA water treatment microbiocides, Antimicrobial 7287, Antimicrobial 8536, DBNPA 100 P-Tech, DBNPA 100 Powder and DBNPA Powder Water Soluble Bags.

"Driven by the continued upward cost pressures in the market combined with the increasing costs in the highly regulated biocides industry, this price increase is necessary to enable continued reinvestment in our business," said Nanette Hermsen, global marketing manager for Dow Biocides.

DBNPA is a broad spectrum biocide used to control bacteria, yeast and algae in water treatment, pulp & paper, reverse osmosis, oil & gas and metalworking fluid applications.

Offering the industry's largest and most diverse product portfolio, Dow Biocides (www.dowbiocides.com) offers a product for just about every type of microbial challenge and system requirement. The performance capabilities range from high to low pH performance, quick kill to sustained performance and a range of registrations unparalleled in the industry.

Dow Chemical (www.dow.com) is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of science and technology to improve living daily. The company offers a broad range of innovative products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $46 billion and employs 42,000 people worldwide.

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