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H.B. Fuller to Increase Price of Vinyl Acetate-based Emulsion Polymers

Published on 2014-08-01. Author : SpecialChem

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced that, effective August 15, 2014, or as contracts allow, the North America Polymer group of H.B. Fuller will increase the price for all vinyl acetate-based emulsion polymer products. Vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) copolymers, vinyl acrylics and PVAc homopolymers will increase by up to $0.03 USD per wet pound. This price increase includes the PACE®, Plyamul®, Copro® and Elvace® product brands.

The increase affects applications sold in the U.S. and Canada, including but not limited to: adhesives, construction and building products, nonwovens, glass fiber, carpet and textile. The increase is necessitated by the continued shortage of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and ever increasing purchasing costs. VAM is a key component in the manufacture of these products.

The PACE, Plyamul, Copro and Elvace trademarks are owned by H.B. Fuller Company or one of its affiliates and are registered in the U.S. and other countries.

About H.B. Fuller

For over 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2013 net revenue of $2.05 billion, H.B. Fuller's commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world's biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in packaging, hygiene, general assembly, electronic and assembly materials, paper converting, woodworking, construction, automotive and consumer businesses. And, our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.

Source: H.B. Fuller


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