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dow to sell dowbrand
DowBrands, dow's consumer products division, is on the market, according to
a business blurb on 9/11/97. don't know if it is sold, if that'll include
the pvdc (pvc w/ an extra chlorine) manufacturing facility, or just the
saran-wrap (tm) manufacturing plant that uses the pvdc. actually, i don't
even know if dow makes the pvdc basic ingredient in saran-wrap.
anyhoo, if prospective bidders become known, that seems a good opportunity
to hit the prospective purchaser w/ a lot of facts about plastics, chlorine
and dioxins. dowbrands already sells (probably makes it) another famous
brand of food wrap, i think it may be glad wrap (tm), that isn't made w/ a
chlorinated plastic--that's what their consumer hotline told me a couple
years back, so alternatives to cl-based wraps are not just "viable", they
are big sellers already on the market. anyone know if saran-wrap has
different properties than food wraps made from other plastics?
such an effort could persuade the prospective purchaser not to buy, to
lower their offer, or to pressure dow to use less chlorine; as well as
raise public awareness if some groups get on this and issue press
also, it'd be nice to know what other chlorine based/containing brands are
up for sale as part of the dow brands unit.
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