MUNICH — WACKER POLYMERS is raising prices for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer dispersions and dispersible powders of the VINNAPAS® brand in the Americas region. Effective May 30, 2018, prices will be raised by up to 5% in the Americas, or as customer contracts allow. Ongoing high raw material costs, especially for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), which is a primary raw material for the manufacturing of WACKER’s vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer dispersions and dispersible powders, necessitate this step. Additionally, a logistics surcharge of $0.03 per pound will be implemented for all shipments effective May 30, 2018. This measure has been necessitated by the increasing freight, logistics and distribution costs across the industry.