MUNICH, Germany/ALLENTOWN, PA – WACKER POLYMERS is raising prices for VINNAPAS® vinyl acetate-ethylene and VINNOL® ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions and dispersible powders in the Americas. Effective November 1, 2014, WACKER will implement a price increase of $0.03 per pound, or as customer contracts allow.

The company stated that the measure has been necessitated by constantly rising raw material costs, in particular for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM). A logistics surcharge of $0.02 per pound will be implemented for all shipments effective November 1, 2014. The logistics surcharge is related to increasing freight and distribution cost across the Americas region.