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Dow Increases Prices for Emulsion Polymer Based Products in North America

Published on 2010-04-28. Author : SpecialChem

Midland, MI -- Effective May 24, 2010, or as contract terms permit, Emulsion Polymers, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company's Styron division, is increasing the prices of all styrene butadiene (S/B) latex and acrylic latex products sold into the carpet and performance latex markets in the United States and Canada.

The increase will be US$0.05/lb (dry) for SB latex products and $0.03/lb (dry) for acrylic latex products.

The chemical industry continues to experience escalation in raw material feedstock costs which are the primary driver for this increase. We must implement this price increase in order to offset the rising costs to manufacture and transport our products and to remain a strong and reliable supplier.

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Dow combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2009, Dow had annual sales of $45 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 214 sites in 37 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: Dow Chemical Company

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