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Ashland to hike prices for intermediates and specialty solvents in North America

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is increasing the price of its portfolio of intermediates and specialty solvents sold in North America effective Oct.1, or as contracts allow. Prices for 1,4 Butanediol (BDO) will increase by eight cents per pound; prices for N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP), N-Ethyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NEP) and Gamma-Butyrolactone (BLO) will increase by 10 cents per pound; and prices for Tetrahydrofuran (THF) will increase by 12 cents per pound.

Celanese to hike prices of VAE emulsions by $0.03/wet pound in America

Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company and among the global leaders in emulsion polymers, announced that it will increase the price of all vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) emulsions sold in the Americas by $0.03 / wet pound, effective October 15, 2011, or as contracts allow. This price increase affects applications including, but not limited to, adhesives, paint and coatings, building and construction, nonwovens, glass fiber, carpet paper and textiles.

Wacker Polymers to raise prices for vinyl acetate-based dispersions in the Americas

Wacker Polymers is to raise its prices for Vinnapas vinyl acetate-ethylene and ehtylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions in the Americas. Effective October 14, Wacker will implement a price increase of $0.03 per wet pound, or as customer contracts allow. This measure has been necessitated by the continued increase in raw material and distribution cost.
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Title Annotation:Industry News
Publication:Coatings World
Date:Oct 1, 2011
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