11 March 2005
11 March 2005
AOC, DSM, Reichhold and DOW are following the trend of recent resin price increases, with all adjustments taking effect in April.
AOC will increase prices by US $0.15 per pound on all Vinyl Ester resins for corrosion resistant applications sold in the United States and Canada shipped on or after April 1, 2005. This increase supersedes the US$0.04 per pound increase that would have been applied with the general announcement of March 15, 2005.
DSM Composite Resins is increasing the prices of all its unsaturated polyester resin and gelcoat products for shipments on or after April 1st , 2005. All unsaturated polyester resin and gelcoats products except vinyl ester resins will be increased with 80 EURO/ton, where all vinyl ester resins products will be increased with 150 EURO/ton.
Reichhold are to increase prices by $ 0.15 per pound on all vinyl ester resins sold in the United States and Canada, effective for orders shipped on or after April 6.
This increase supplants the $.04 per pound price for unsaturated polyester resins which takes effect March 21. That earlier increase on polyesters will not apply to vinyl ester resins from Reichhold.
Peroxymeric Chemicals, a business unit of Epoxy Products and Intermediates of The Dow Chemical Company, is increasing list and off-list prices for its TONE caprolactone-based products, cycloaliphatic epoxide resins, and FLEXOL plasticizer. The increases are effective April 1, 2005, or as contract terms permit. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
Dow is announcing an increase of $0.30 per pound for its TONE Monomer M100 product. All other TONE caprolactone-based products (monomers, polyols and polymers) will increase by $0.10 per pound. Dow also is announcing a $0.15 per pound price increase for ERL-4221, ERL-4221E, ERL-4221LV, ERL-4221D, CYRACURE UVR-6110, CYRACURE UVR-6107, and CYRACURE UVR-6105 cycloaliphatic epoxide resins. Prices for CYRACURE PHOTO UVI-6976 and UVI-6992 will increase by $2.00 per pound. Dow also will increase prices of FLEXOL LOE by $0.20/lb.
All companies state the increases are driven by various factors, including ever-escalating raw material and energy costs.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
UK company Prodrive Composites has developed a process for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any compromise in the performance of the original parts. The company says the P2T (Primary to Tertiary) process not only simplifies recycling, but endows a composite material with the potential to fulfil three or more useful lifetimes.
Designers at Elemental Motor have utilised tailored fibre placement (TPF) to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 sports car.