The Dow Chemical Company (Ludington, MI) has announced that effective February 1, 2001, or as contracts permit, it will increase all off-list prices for flake calcium chloride. Off-list pricing for all packaged forms of the ingredient will be increased by US$10 per net ton, not to exceed current list prices. The Dow Chemical Company also will increase all list and off-list prices for bulk orders by US$10 per net ton.

According to Rick May, Marketing Manager for Dow's Cal/Mag Products, this increase is consistent with market conditions, industry demand, and costs associated with the production and delivery of flake calcium chloride.

Calcium chloride is produced from underground brine deposits that are processed to remove impurities.