FAIRLAWN, Ohio (Sept. 19) — Omnova Solutions Inc.´s Specialty Chemicals and Textile Chemicals business will boost the price of a number of chemicals used in a variety of markets beginning October 1.
The price of styrene butadiene latex will go up 5 cents per dry pound while pure acrylic, styrene acrylic and vinyl acrylic polymers prices will increase 4 cents per wet pound. Vinyl acetate emulsion polymers also will rise 3 cents per wet pound.
The increases are for all specialty markets, including polishes and coatings, graphic arts, tape and adhesives, nonwovens, and textiles.
Omnova cited the continued escalation of chemical feedstock costs for the hikes — including styrene, VAM and a broad range of acrylate monomers — as well as increases in energy and logistical costs.