04 June 2006
04 June 2006
Dow Epoxy is increasing prices globally for Peroxymeric Chemical (PXC) products.
From July 1, 2006 they will increase list and off-list prices for their Cyracure and ERL Cycloaliphatic Epoxides by $0.20/lb in Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America and by 350 Euro per metric ton in Europe. Prices will not increase for ERL-4299 and UVR-6128.
From June 15 they will also increase list and off-list prices for all Tone Caprolactone products by $0.15/lb in Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America and by 250 Euro per metric ton in Europe. This increase is in addition to the 10 percent increase Dow recently announced for Tone ECEQ Monomer in Asia Pacific.
Dow said the increases are driven primarily by surging feedstock, energy and transportation costs.
As the rail sector looks to new technologies to enable it to answer sustainability, performance and cost challenges, applications for pultruded composites are set to grow, according to a new report from the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA). Lightweight, high performance, durable composites offer energy efficient solutions with lower environmental impact and reduced through-life costs in rolling stock and rail infrastructure.
Saertex is introducing two new products focusing on fire protection.
Sumitomo Chemical reports that its polyethersulfone (PES) micro-powder additive SumikaExcel 5003P boosts fracture toughness and resistance to micro-cracking for fibre reinforced epoxy composites over a broad temperature range without negatively impacting dimensional stability, flame/smoke/toxicity (FST), creep resistance, modulus, impact, or yield strength.