Dow announce price increases

6 August 2007

Dow have announced price increases for acrylates in all regions. They state that The Dow Chemical Company and their affiliates ('Dow') have announced price increases for acrylic acid and esters ('acrylates') effective June 1, 2007, or as otherwise allowed by individual contract terms. Dow will increase prices for glacial acrylic acid, butyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate, methyl acrylate and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, as follows: * In North America by $0.05 per pound * In Asia Pacific by US$120 per metric ton * In Middle East/Africa by US$120 per metric ton * In Latin America by US$120 per metric ton * In Europe by 90 Euros per metric ton Dow are one of the largest global producers of acrylate esters. Acrylic acid is used to produce acrylic esters and superabsorbent polymers. Major end uses for acrylic esters include acrylic latex emulsions that are used in paper, paints and coatings, textiles, and adhesives. For more information about acrylates, visit []

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