Dow Announces Price Increase for Acrylic Monomers
Midland, MI - March 06, 2008
The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and its affiliates announce off schedule price increases for acrylic acid and esters, also known as acrylic monomers or acrylates, globally effective April 1, 2008, or as otherwise allowed by individual contract terms. The following table indicates the increase effective April 1, 2008 of off-schedule prices for butyl acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, methyl acrylate, and glacial acrylic acid.
"This increase is necessary to reverse the persistent trend of margin erosion that has occurred as raw material cost increases have outpaced Acrylic Monomer pricing," commented Mark Bassett, business director for Dow Acrylic Monomers. "This trend is not sustainable."
About Dow Acrylates
Dow is one of the world’s largest participants of acrylic acid and esters (acrylic monomers or acrylates), with a complete portfolio of acrylate materials that provide selection, quality and consistency for a wide range of applications. Acrylic monomers are used in dispersions and emulsions for adhesives, coatings, inks, woven and non-woven textiles, plastics and polymers and superabsorbent products. For more information about acrylic monomers or acrylates, visit www.dowacrylates.com.
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