MUNICH — WACKER POLYMERS is raising prices for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer dispersions of the VINNAPAS® brand in the Americas region. Effective Nov. 5, 2018, prices will increase by up to 10% in the Americas, or as customer contracts allow. This measure has been necessitated by the ongoing market price increases in vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), which is a primary raw material for the manufacturing of WACKER’s vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer dispersions. Additionally, rising freight, logistics and distribution costs across the industry continue to represent significant challenges in order to maintain current service levels.
The price adjustment enables WACKER POLYMERS to continue providing customers with a wide range of innovative quality products and comprehensive technical, sales and customer support services, along with supporting investment to secure the capability for future growth across our focus markets.