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WACKER POLYMERS to Raise Prices For Functional Binders Worldwide

Published on 2007-10-24. Author : SpecialChem

Munich -- WACKER POLYMERS is to raise its prices worldwide for PIOLOFORM®, POLYVIOL®, VINNACOAT®, VINNAPAS® solid resins and VINNOL® surface coating resins. The increase averages 10 percent, and, unless otherwise agreed, will come into force on November 1, 2007. This measure has been necessitated by the continued strong rise in raw material costs and the general cost increases in transport, packaging and energy. The price adjustments will enable WACKER to continue providing excellent quality and comprehensive technical service and to boost the development of innovative product and process technologies for the benefit of customers.

WACKER POLYMERS is a world-leading producer of vinyl chloride copolymers used primarily as binders in the surface coatings and printing ink industries. Under the trade name VINNOL® surface coating resins, WACKER POLYMERS has been offering customers an extensive range of versatile vinyl chloride-derived copolymers and terpolymers for more than 50 years. These products, based on various compositions of vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate, are mainly used in heat-sealing lacquers, blister packaging, printing inks (gravure and silkscreen printing) and a wide variety of industrial coatings.

PIOLOFORM®, WACKER POLYMERS' polyvinyl butyrals, have been on the market for more than 60 years. They exhibit excellent adhesion to aluminum foil and plastic film and are therefore the preferred binders for formulating printing inks for flexible laminate packaging. PIOLOFORM® products are flexible, odorless and tasteless and show low solvent retention. PIOLOFORM® is also indispensable in a large number of industrial coatings, such as corrosion-protection primers, masonry paints and plastic coatings.

With its VINNAPAS® solid resins, WACKER POLYMERS is a leading supplier of polyvinyl acetate solid resins. The thermoplastic polyvinyl acetate homo- and copolymers are used, for example, as binders in the adhesives industry.

The modified polyvinyl alcohol solutions sold under the POLYVIOL® trademark have been established in liquid or granule form in the paper and board coating industry for years. They are used to coat specialty papers, as acceptors for fluorescent whitening agents or as binders for coated inkjet papers. Materials coated with POLYVIOL® stand out due to their excellent printability, optimum flow properties and long shelf life.

VINNACOAT® is the name under which WACKER POLYMERS markets polymer solutions and dispersions for the paper and board coating industries. The polymer solutions serve as rheological additives for film press coatings; the non-ionic polymer dispersions are used in coating inkjet papers.


WACKER POLYMERS is a leading producer of state-of-the-art 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 used by companies in the construction, automotive, paper and adhesives sectors, as well as by manufacturers of printing inks and surface coatings. WACKER POLYMERS has production sites in Germany, China and the USA, as well as a global sales network and technology centers in all major regions.

Source: WACKER

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