Ashland To Raise Prices on Vinac and Flexbond Emulsion Products

DUBLIN, OH | Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., will increase the North American price of emulsion products effective May 1, 2011. Products comprise those sold in the adhesives, coatings, paper, construction, carpet, non-woven and textile markets, and include Vinac and Flexbond emulsion products.

Prices will increase by $0.03/wet pound for all vinyl acetate homopolymer and copolymer; $0.05/wet pound for all vinyl acrylic emulsions; and $0.06/wet pound for all 100% acrylic emulsions.

“This price increase is necessary as the cost of key raw materials, particularly vinyl acetate and acryclic monomers, continues to escalate in a period of tightness in global raw material production,” says Rex Noel, sales manager, Ashland Performance Materials.

Ashland Performance Materials is reported a global leader in unsaturated polyester resins and epoxy vinyl ester resins. In addition, it provides customers with leading technologies in gelcoats, and pressure-sensitive and structural adhesives.

Ashland Inc. has a presence in over 100 countries, providing specialty chemicals, technologies, and insights to help customers create new and improved products that are sustainable solutions.

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