has announced price increases effective July 1, 2007, for several products.
The company and its affiliates will raise the prices of butyl acrylate and 2-ethylhexyl
acrylate by 5 cents per pound in North America; US$120.00 per metric ton in Asia Pacific, Middle
East/Africa and Latin America; and 90 euros per metric ton in Europe. Prices of ethyl acrylate,
methyl acrylate and glacial acrylic acid will increase by 3 cents per pound in North America;
US$70.00 per metric ton in Asia Pacific, Middle East/Africa and Latin America; and 50 euros per
metric ton in Europe.
Dow will raise off-list prices in North America of Carbowax™ and Carbowax Sentry™
polyethylene glycols by 2 cents per pound; Tergitol™ nonylphenol ethoxylate surfactants by 2 cents
per pound; and Triton™ octylphenol ethoxylate surfactants by 5 cents per pound.
Also effective July 1, 2007, or as contracts allow, Dow will increase the list and off-list
prices of its oxygenated solvents products in North America from between 3 to 5 cents per pound.
According to the company, the increase is due to a tight supply of butanol, butanol derivatives and
chemical feed stocks combined with an increase in raw material costs.
June 19, 2007