DuPont, Dow Chemical seek merger, then 3-way split

December 11, 2015 10:39 PM

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Dow Chemical and DuPont are merging to form a company valued at about $130 billion as they try to counter falling commodities prices and weakness in some key markets that have pressured their giant agriculture and chemicals businesses.

The two companies, whose research has brought the world products ranging from Ziploc bags and Saran wrap developed by Dow to DuPont’s Teflon coatings and Nylon and Kevlar fibers, will first form DowDuPont, then separate into three independent publicly traded companies focused on agriculture, materia...

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