CARY, NC – Effective May 1, 2010, or as contracts allow, Arkema Emulsion Systems will increase pricing on all latex products. UCAR™ acrylic, styrene-acrylic, styrene-butadiene and NEOCAR™ acrylic latexes will increase by $0.09 per wet pound. UCAR vinyl-acrylic, EVOCAR™ vinyl acetate-ethylene and NEOCAR latexes will increase by $0.04 per wet pound.
This increase is in addition to Arkema Emulsion Systems’ earlier-announced price increase effective April 1, 2010. This further action is necessary due to the continued increase in the cost of key feedstocks and raw materials.
In addition, Arkema Emulsion Systems will implement a sales control program on some acrylic latex products due to certain specific raw material supply constraints.
Customers should contact their Arkema Emulsion Systems account representative for additional details.