01 April 2005
01 April 2005
Ashland, Reichhold, DOW, CCP and Interplastic all announce resin prices increases.
Ashland Composite Polymers is increasing the price of all resins, gel coats and low-profile additive products sold in North America by 4 cents per-pound effective April 18, 2005. This price increase is driven by a continuing and relentless escalation of raw material and energy costs. This price adjustment is in addition to already announced increases. Responding to changing market conditions allows Ashland to continue to provide innovative products and industry-leading product support that add value for our customers.
Reichholdare increasing prices by $ 0.05 per pound on all unsaturated polyester resins sold in the United States and Canada, effective for orders shipped on or after April 22. This is in addition to the increase which took effect March 21.
The Epoxy Products and Intermediates (EP&I) business of The Dow Chemical Company, is increasing prices in North America for two of its specialty acrylic monomers, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (HEA) and Hydroxypropyl Acrylate (HPA). List and off-list prices for HEA and HPA will rise by $.10 per pound. The increases are effective April 1, 2005, or as contract terms permit.
Cook Composites and Polymers has announced that effective April 18, 2005, pricing will increase for its gel coat, unsaturated polyester resin (UPR), and vinyl ester products. Pricing will change at a rate of $0.04 per pound for both the gel coat and unsaturated polyester resin product areas. Vinyl ester and vinyl ester blended resins will increase by $0.15 per pound.
Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the prices of CoREZYN and Silmar brand products. Vinyl ester, polyester, specialty resins, gel coats, colorants, and putties will be increased $0.05 per pound. The increase will apply to shipments on or after April 16, 2005. This increase is in addition to the previously announced increase that went into effect on March 19, 2005 and the increase on CoREZYN brand vinyl ester resin announced March 14, 2005 that is effective with shipments on or after April 2, 2005.
Chomarat is developing its Coatings & Films business at its French sites. The Group has just acquired an extruder and a graining line to increase its production capacities and develop new, more efficient solutions, particularly in the field of TPO (polyolefin thermoplastics).
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.
Advanced composites solutions provider, TCS, and Brabham Automotive are pleased to announce a strategic partnership in advanced material and process development for current and future vehicle builds.