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Merquinsa Announces Price Increase for PEARLSTICK® and PEARLBOND® TPU Specialty Resins

Published on 2004-07-22. Author : SpecialChem


Montmeló, Barcelona, Spain -- Merquinsa announces a price increase of 300 € per metric ton in across the European region, Latin America, Middle East and the Indian subcontinent for all PEARLSTICK ® and PEARLBOND ® specialty resins. This price increase is effective September 1, 2004.

According to Jose Luis Navas, Global Adhesives Business Manager, this price increase is driven by escalating raw material costs and supply problems : "The uncertain situation is now forcing us to act quickly to allow us to meet our customer's needs long-term".

Customers interested in learning more about the price increase should contact their local Merquinsa sales representative..

Merquinsa is a world leading thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) specialty producer, providing globally innovative products for injection molding, extrusion, compounding and adhesives & coatings applications:

  • PEARLSTICK® TPUs in pellet form for making solventbased adhesives.
  • PEARLTHANE® TPUs in pellet form for extrusion, injection molding and compounding applications.
  • PEARLCOAT® TPUs in pellet form for melt coating applications by calendering, sintering or extrusion processes, for application on textile substrates with enduses in industrial coatings (inflatable boats, life-jackets, etc.), as well as for the production of conveyor belts, etc.
  • PEARLBOND® TPUs in pellet form for making reactive hot melt adhesives, as well as for thermobonding (heat sealing) processes.
  • DISPERBOND® Dispersible TPUs in pellet form and aqueous TPU dispersions.

Merquinsa headquarters are in Montmeló near Barcelona, Spain, with regional centres in North America and in Hong Kong.

Source: Merquinsa

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