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Dow’s UCAR Emulsion Systems Announces Price Increases for Emulsion Products and Rheology Modifiers

Published on 2006-06-23. Author : SpecialChem

Cary, N.C. -- UCAR Emulsion Systems (UES), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is increasing the list and off-list prices on its emulsion products and rheology modifiers.

Effective July 1, 2006, for all North American customers, UES will increase the price by $0.03 / wet pound for all products at or below 55 percent solids and $0.04 / wet pound for all other products, in all chemistries including acrylic, styrene acrylic, and styrene butadiene latexes, NEOCAR™ acrylics, vinyl acrylic, NEOCAR latexes and UCAR™ POLYPHOBE™ rheology modifiers.

These increases apply to all market segments, including architectural and industrial coatings, adhesives and sealants, and traffic coatings. The ongoing escalation in all costs related to the manufacture of these products, particularly feedstock, energy and transportation costs, continues to drive these increases.

Customers interested in learning more about the price increases should contact their local Dow sales representatives.

The UCAR Emulsion Systems business manufactures and markets emulsions for architectural and industrial coatings as well as for building products, textiles, traffic paint and adhesives. UCAR and NEOCAR latexes, and UCAR POLYPHOBE rheology modifiers can be formulated into a wide variety of products to enhance performance properties. UES operates at 13 production facilities globally, including five operating in North America.

About The Dow Chemical Company

Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of science and technology to improve living daily. The Company offers a broad range of innovative products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $46 billion and employs 42,000 people worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: Dow

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