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UCAR Emulsion Systems Announces Price Increases For Emulsion Products and Rheology Modifiers

Published on 2004-03-18. Author : SpecialChem


UCAR Emulsion Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is increasing the off-list and list prices on its emulsion products and rheology modifiers.

Effective April 1, 2004, for all customers, Dow will increase the price of acrylic, vinyl acrylic, styrene acrylic, styrene butadiene and NeoCAR™ polymers by $0.035/wet lb. All rheology modifiers will be increased by 3 %.

These increases will affect all market segments, including industrial coatings, architectural coatings, adhesives and sealants, and come as a result of increasing raw material, energy and compliance costs.

Customers interested in learning more about the price increases should contact their local Dow sales representatives.

The UCAR Emulsion Systems business manufactures and markets emulsions for the architectural coatings market as well as the building products and textiles markets. UCAR™ and NeoCAR™ latexes, and UCAR POLYPHOBE™ rheology modifiers can be used in a wide variety of coating formulations to enhance performance properties. UES has 14 production facilities globally, including six operating in North America.

Dow is a leader in science and technology, providing innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. With annual sales of $33 billion, Dow serves customers in more than 180 countries and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress, including food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. Committed to the principles of sustainable development, Dow and its approximately 46,000 employees seek to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities. Union Carbide Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: The Dow Chemical Company

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