Dow to Increase Prices For Latex Products in North America
July 6, 2006 - Dow said that its Paper Latex business is increasing the prices of hollow plastic pigment, solid plastic pigment, styrene/butadiene (S/B) latex and styrene/acrylate (S/A) latex products sold into the paper industry in the United States and Canada.
The price increases will take effect August 1, 2006.
All S/B and S/A latex prices will increase by US $0.06 per dry pound and US $0.06 per dry pound for hollow plastic pigment and solid plastic pigment, Dow said.
The company cited continued escalation in all major raw materials including styrene, butadiene and acrylonitrile as well as energy and transportation costs as key reasons for the increase.