Dow Europe GmbH Announces Price Increases for Acrylic Additives, MBS Impact Modifiers and Chlorinated Polyethylene
HORGEN, SWITZERLAND - February 28, 2012
Dow Europe GmbH will implement a price increase for all acrylic additives, MBS impact modifiers and chlorinated polyethylene (CPE) sold to the building and construction, packaging, durables, electronics, and transportation industries in Europe. The increase will be effective March 1, 2012, or as contract terms allow.
The prices of all acrylic additives will be increased by Euro 0.12/kg, MBS impact modifiers by Euro 0.25/kg and chlorinated polyethylene will be increased by Euro 0.10/kg. The increases are necessary, due to the continued escalation of key raw material and energy.
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