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WACKER POLYMERS Announces Price Increase for VINNAPAS® Dispersions and Dispersible Polymer Powders

Published on 2006-11-28. Author : SpecialChem

Munich -- Effective January 1, 2007, WACKER POLYMERS will raise prices for VINNAPAS® dispersions and dispersible polymer powders globally. The price increase will range from 8 to 10 percent, depending on the product grade. Despite continued efforts to optimize cost structures, rapidly rising raw material, energy and transportation costs make this step inevitable. The price increase will ensure WACKER’s high standards for product quality, product safety and product service. It also will allow WACKER to continuously develop innovative products and process technologies.

WACKER POLYMERS is a world-leading producer of vinyl acetate copolymers, used primarily as construction industry binders. Under the VINNAPAS® brand, WACKER POLYMERS has been offering an extensive range of versatile vinyl acetate-derived copolymers and terpolymers for more than 45 years. VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powders and dispersions are used in diverse building applications such as exterior insulation and finish systems, construction and tile adhesives, screeds, self-leveling and flooring compounds, plasters, skim coats, repair mortars and cementitious sealing slurries.


WACKER POLYMERS is a leading producer of high-quality binders and polymer additives in the form of dispersible polymer powders and dispersions, polyvinyl acetates, surface coating resins, polyvinyl butyrals and polyvinyl alcohol solutions. These products are found in construction chemicals, binders, printing inks, surface coatings and in the paper and automotive sectors. WACKER POLYMERS has German, Chinese and U.S. production sites as well as a global sales network and technology centers in all major regions. In 2005, WACKER POLYMERS generated sales of €474 million and accounted for some 17 % of Group sales.

Source: WACKER

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