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WACKER SPECIALTIES Raises Prices for VINNAPAS® Dispersions

Published on 2004-11-05. Author : SpecialChem

Munich -- Effective December 1, 2004, WACKER SPECIALTIES will raise its prices for VINNAPAS® dispersions in Europe. The price increases will range from 10 to 15 EUR per 100 kg for styrene-acrylic dispersions - depending on the polymer content. For vinyl acetate ethylene and vinyl chloride/vinyl acetate/ethylene dispersions, price increases will range from 6 to 8 EUR per 100 kg. The price rises are the result of large increases in raw materials prices in recent months, which have led to substantial increments of production cost. Despite cost-optimization measures, it was not possible to fully offset the additional cost pressure at the raw materials side.

VINNAPAS® dispersions are principally used as binders for a large number of modern applications in the construction chemicals industry, such as exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), construction adhesives, tile adhesives, cementitious sealing slurries, screeds and self-leveling compounds as well as cement admix.

WACKER SPECIALTIES is a technological leader in high-quality binders and polymer additives. Redispersible powders, dispersions, solid resins, powder binders and surface coating resins from WACKER SPECIALTIES are used by companies in the construction, automotive and coatings industries, as well as by printing ink manufacturers. In the specialty chemicals and biotechnology sectors, this business division is also an expert for tailored customer solutions. WACKER SPECIALTIES has production sites in Germany and the U.S., as well as a global sales network and technology centers in all major regions. In 2003, WACKER SPECIALTIES' 1,300 employees generated sales of EUR 499 million.


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