CARY, NC – Effective Sept. 15, 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 $0.05 per wet pound. UCAR vinyl-acrylic, EVOCAR® vinyl acetate-ethylene and NEOCAR latexes will increase by $0.02 per wet pound.

This action is necessary due to continued increases in the cost of key raw materials. Also, due to ongoing shortages of acrylic monomers, some acrylic latex products will remain on sales control until further notice.

Customers should contact their Arkema Emulsion Systems account representative for additional details.