Wacker Polymers is increasing its prices for Vinnapas vinyl acetate-ethylene and ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions in the Americas. Effective February 29, 2012 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 said the company. Vinnapas dispersions are applied in a broad variety of industries, ranging from adhesives, nonwovens, paints and coatings to paper, building products, carpet and textiles.
August 10, 2011 U.S. grown agricultural crops such as sugar beets, sunflowers, flax and soybeans could play a major role in a game changing bio-based green coatings technology developed by North Dakota State University researchers.
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…