Wacker Polymers is to raise its prices for Vinnapas vinyl acetate-ethylene and
ehtylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions in the Americas. Effective October 14, Wacker will implement a price increase of $0.03 per wet pound, or as customer contracts allow. This measure has been necessitated by the continued increase in raw material and distribution cost.
Being a formulator is becoming much more difficult in light of increased regulatory pressures on common raw materials.
Formulators who develop coatings based on oxidatively cured (alkyd) binders face major regulatory obstacles for two key in…