Dow Chemical Company, The, and Union Carbide Corporation

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In the Matter of The Dow Chemical Company, and Union Carbide Corporation
FTC Matter/File Number:

9910301

Docket Number:

C-3999

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Dow settled antitrust concerns relating to its proposed merger with Union Carbide Corporation. Dow agreed to divest and license intellectual property necessary to the production of linear low-density polyethylene -an ingredient used in premium plastic products such as trash bags and sealable food pouches -to BP Amoco plc.

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