21 October 2005
21 October 2005
Huntsman, Interplastic, DOW and Lanxess have made resin price increases.
Huntsman Corporationare increasing the price of all grades of Irogran, Irocoat, Irodur and Krystalgran thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) products by up to 0.20 Euro/kg or 0.10 USD/lb on a worldwide basis, effective immediately or as contracts allow.
Interplastic Corporation's Thermoset Resins Division is raising the prices of CoREZYN and Simlar brand products $0.09 per pound for shipments on or after October 29, 2005. This includes all vinyl ester, polyester, specialty resins, gel coats, colorants, and is in addition to previously announced increases.
The Epoxy Products and Intermediates (EP&I) business of ,b>The Dow Chemical Company will increase prices for all grades of epoxy resins sold in North America by US$0.05/lb.
Effective October 24, 2005, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH is to increase its prices for Pocan (PBT), Durethan (PA6, PA66) compounds and Durethan (PA6) film, extrusion grades and base resins worldwide by EUR 0.15 per kilogram. In certain regions the price raise will be higher. The reasons for this step are the increasing cost of raw materials and the rising costs of energy and transport. Areas of application for the engineering plastics Durethan and Pocan include the automotive industry, electrical engineering, electronics and the domestic sector.
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.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.