CARY, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2010)— Arkema Emulsion Systems will increase pricing on all latex products, effective Sept. 15 or as contracts allow.
Ucar acrylic, styrene-acrylic, styrene-butadiene and Neocar acrylic latexes will increase by 5 cents per wet pound. Ucar vinyl-acrylic, Evocar vinyl acetate-ethylene and Neocar latexes will increase by 2 cents per wet pound.
Arkema said the increase is necessary because of continued increases in cost of key raw materials. Also because of ongoing shortages of acrylic monomers, some acrylic latex products will remain on sales control until further notice, the company said.