Effective September 1, or as contracts allow, Wacker Polymers — a division of Germany-based Wacker
Chemie AG — will implement price increases of up to 40 euros per ton in Europe for its Airflex®,
Vinac®, Flexbond® and Flexcryl® dispersions. The aforementioned dispersions are used in an array of
applications from adhesives, nonwovens, paints and coatings to building products, paper, carpet and
textiles. The company cited marked increases in transport, packaging, energy and raw material costs
in announcing the increases.
July 29, 2008