Dow Performance Monomers, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., recently announced it will shut down of 20% of acrylate capacity at its Deer Park Operations in Deer Park, Texas. Additional actions will reportedly include optimizing turnaround and structural costs and exploring co-producer supply agreements. 

"We are taking these actions to address the impact of the global acrylates trough and to more strongly align the business’ acrylate production to business priorities: providing downstream business needs for growth and supplying those customers that value long-term, reliable acrylate supply,” said Todd Prey, global business director, methacrylates and acrylates. “The compilation of these actions will deliver impact to the business both in the near and long term.”

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