14 October 2005
14 October 2005
A further round of resin price hikes are to be made by resin producers, Reichhold, Hexion, PPG and DOW.
Reichhold are to make a price of $ 0.09 per pound for its unsaturated polyester resins and other products sold to the composites industry in North America. This increase is effective for all orders shipped on or after November 1, 2005. This is in addition to the previously announced increase which took effect October 1.
The Composite Polymers business of Hexion Specialty Chemicals are to make a price increase of $0.09 per pound for all Unsaturated Polyester and Vinyl Ester resins. The increase is effective for all products shipped on / or after, November 1, 2005.
PPG Industries will raise prices 6 cents per pound Nov. 1 for all fibre glass shipments in North and South America.
The Epoxy Products and Intermediates (EP&I) business of The Dow Chemical Company is increasing prices for its Glycidyl Methacyrlate (GMA) by 8 percent, and for Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (HEA) and Hydroxypropyl Acrylate (HPA) by 10 percent across all regions. The increase is effective November 1, 2005, or as contract terms allow.
All companies said the increases are necessary to help offset the persistent increases in energy and raw material costs.
One of the most respected and successful names in motorsport is working with lightweighting and materials researchers at the AMRC to advance its processes for manufacturing recyclable composite components that extend useful lifetimes and reduce tooling costs.
Kordsa, operating in tire, construction reinforcement and composites technologies market with its mission ‘We Reinforce Life’, has launched a new campaign with the slogan ‘Inspired from life, we reinforce life’.
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).