MOSCOW (MRC) -- Wacker Polymers is to raise its prices for vinyl acetate-ethylene (EVA) and ethylene-vinyl chloride-based (EVCh) copolymer dispersions of the VINNAPAS and VINNOL brand in the Americas region, said the producer on its site.
As customer contracts allow, effective June 15, 2016, prices will be raised by up to 5%. This measure has been necessitated by the increase in raw-material costs, especially for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), a crucial raw material for the manufacturing of Wacker’s dispersions.
The price adjustment enables Wacker Polymers to continue providing customers with a wide-range of innovative quality products and comprehensive technical, sales and customer support services.
Dispersions of the VINNAPAS and VINNOL brand are applied in a broad variety of industries, ranging from adhesives, caulks, nonwovens, paints and coatings to paper, carpet and textiles.
As MRC informed earlier, in October 2015, Wacker Chemie AG officially started up a new reactor for EVA dispersions at its Calvert City site in Kentucky, USA. By expanding its capacities, Wacker is meeting global demand for its dispersions and dispersible powders which is rising amid such world trends as urbanization, renovation and environmental consideration. As a result, Wacker is now well positioned to offer its customers in the region consistently high product quality and supply security over the long term. Having invested around EUR50 million in the site’s capacity and infrastructure, Wacker is strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of EVA-based dispersions and dispersible powders. Wacker’s complex in Calvert City is the big-gest of its kind outside of Europe.
Wacker Polymers is a leading producer of state-of-the-art binders and polymeric additives based on polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers. These take the form of dispersible polymer powders, dispersions, solid resins, and solutions. They are used in construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and nonwovens, and in fiber composites and polymeric materials based on renewable resources. Wacker Polymers has production sites in Germany, China, South Korea and the USA, as well as a global sales network and technology centers in all major regions.