Price Adjustments

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
Caprolactam and polyamide 6 (PA) polymer

Amount:
$0.10/lb. in North America

Date:
Effective July 15, 2015 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
 

Company:
Lonza

Website:
http://www.lonza.com
Product:
Hygiene applications in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the BardacTM,
BarquatTM and LonzabacTM 12 product lines.

Amount:
5% to 10%

Date:
Effective June 1, 2015 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Price increases of key raw materials and tightening conditions in the marketplace

Company:
Wacker Chemie AG

Website:
http://www.wacker.com
Product:
VINNAPAS® vinyl acetate homopolymer dispersions as well as VINNAPAS® vinyl acetate-ethylene and VINNOL® ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Amount:
Up to €50 per ton, or as customer contracts allow

Date:
Effective June 15, 2015 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
This measure has become necessary in the view of the recent increase in raw-materials cost

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
Caprolactam and polyamide 6 (PA) polymer

Amount:
Up to $0.05/pound in North America

Date:
Effective May 15, 2015 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
 

Company:
OMNOVA Solutions

Website:
http://www.omnova.com
Product:
Styrene butadiene latex products and styrene acrylic latices

Amount:
Up to $0.10/dry pound on styrene butadiene latex products and up to $0.06/dry pound on all styrene acrylic latices sold into all markets in the Americas.

Date:
Effective May 15, 2015, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
The combination of an upward trend in the cost of styrene as well as the need for OMNOVA to build a sustainable business that can better serve customers.

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate-based emulsions

Amount:
¥ 400/MT for China and $55/MT for the rest of Asia

Date:
Effective April 24, 2015, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Continued pressures on raw materials, notably ethylene and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM).

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate monomer

Amount:
$60 USD/MT - in Asia outside China only

Date:
Effective immediately or as contracts allow

Rationale:
 

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
Polyamide 6 polymer in North America

Amount:
$0.07/pound

Date:
Effective April 15, 2015 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
 

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe

Amount:
80 Euro per ton

Date:
Effective immediately or as contracts allow

Rationale:
 

Company:
DuPont

Website:
http://www.dupont.com
Product:
DuPont™ Ti-Pure® titanium dioxide grades sold in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region

Amount:
$125 USD per ton, or as permitted by contract, for Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa

$125 Euro per ton, or as permitted by contract, for Western and Central Europe, Turkey, and North Africa

Date:
Effective April 15, 2015 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
 

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Butyl Acetate, Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol (MIBC), Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK), Acetic Anhydride, Vinyl Acetate Monomer

Amount:
  • 50 EUR/MT (Butyl Acetate)
  • 4c (US/CAN), $100 (USD/MT), 100 EUR/MT, $100 USD/MT, $100 per MT (MIBC)
  • 4c (US/CAN), $100 (USD/MT), 100 EUR/MT, $100 USD/MT, $100 per MT (MIBK)
  • RMB 200 (Acetic Anhydride)
  • 85 EUR/MT, $50 USD/MT (Vinyl Acetate Monomer)
Date:
Effective March 15, 2015, or as contracts allow (exception: Vinyl Acetate Monomer, effective April 1, 2015 or as contracts allow)

Rationale:
 

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Acetic Acid and Ethyl Acetate

Amount:
  • 50 EUR/MT (Acetic Acid)
  • 70 EUR/MT (Ethyl Acetate)
Date:
Effective March 1, 2015, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Celanese continues to be impacted by currency movements as a result of the recent significant Euro devaluation. These actions are necessary as part of the company’s efforts to mitigate these impacts.

Company:
Ashland Performance Materials

Website:
http://www.ashland.com
Product:
All grades of N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP, M-Pyrol)

Amount:
• North America and Asia price will increase up to $0.05/lb ($0.10/kg)
• Europe price will increase EUR 0.08/kg

Date:
Effective January 1, 2015, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
To allow Ashland to continue investing in new capacity and technology that support innovative product development and regulatory and logistics support

Company:
Pinova

Website:
http://www.pinovasolutions.com
Product:
Piccolyte® C products

Amount:
$0.60/pound

Date:
Effective January 1, 2015 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Rising raw material costs, specifically d-Limonene monomer

Company:
Evonik Industries AG

Website:
http://www.evonik.com
Product:
VESTAMIN®

Amount:
Up to 9%

Date:
Effective January 1, 2015

Rationale:
To ensure that Evonik remains a reliable, quality provider to our customers in a very challenging environment

Company:
Huber Engineered Materials

Website:
http://www.huber.com
Product:
Calcium carbonate products

Amount:
5% to 10% depending on product grade and packaging

Date:
Effective December 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Cost increases in materials, packaging, freight, regulatory compliance, labor and capital investments

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Ethyl Acetate and Butyl Acetate

Amount:
50 € / MT

Date:
Effective November 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
 

Company:
Lonza

Website:
http://www.lonza.com
Product:

BARCHLOR™ 8S will increase by $0.08/lb

BARDAC™ 205M, 2050, LF, LF 18-50,2250, 2250M will increase by $0.05/lb

BARDAC™ 208M, 2080, LF80, LF 18-80, 2280 will increase by $0.08/lb

BARQUAT™ 1552, 4250, 4250-Z, 50-28, 50-65, 50-65B, CME-35, MB-50, CT29 will increase by $0.03/lb

BARQUAT™ 4280, 4280-Z, MB-80 will increase by $0.05/lb

CARBOQUAT™ 250 T, H, MW50, WP-50 will increase by $0.05/lb

CARBOSHIELD™ will increase by $0.05/lb

FMB™ 1210-5 QUAT will increase by $0.05/lb

FMB™1210-8 QUAT will increase by $0.08/lb

FMB™ AO-8 will increase by $0.03/lb

UNIQUAT™ 205M, 2250, 2250I, 2250M, LF, LF 18-50 will increase by $0.05/lb

UNIQUAT™ 208M, 2280 will increase by $0.08/lb

UNIQUAT™4250, 4250-Z, 50-65, 50-65B will increase by $0.03/lb

UNIQUAT™ 4280, 4280-Z, QAC 80, 80-65B, 80-24, 80-28, 80-28RX will increase by $0.05/lb

Amount:
See above

Date:
Effective November 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
To help offset the regulatory costs required to support Lonza Quaternary Ammonium formulations through the upcoming Data Call In (DCI/RED), in addition to market tightness

Company:
Henkel

Website:
http://www.henkelna.com
Product:
Liquid emulsion products for the North American Paper Converting market

Amount:
8% to 10%

Date:
Effective immediately 

Rationale:
The result of significant price pressure due to market-wide shortages of key raw materials and supply chain constraints.

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Formaldehyde (37% water solution)

Amount:
$175/mt; the price for more concentrated solutions will increase proportionally

Date:
Effective January 1, 2015, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
 

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
PVAc homopolymer, vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) and vinyl acrylic emulsions sold in the Americas

Amount:
$0.05/wet pound

Date:
Effective November 1, 2014 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
The continued pressures on raw materials, notably vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), and freight

Company:
Wacker

Website:
http://www.wacker.com
Product:
VINNAPAS® vinyl acetate-ethylene and
VINNOL® ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions and dispersible powders in the Americas

Amount:
$0.03/lb. or as customer contracts allow, plus a logistics surcharge of $0.02/lb. for all shipments effect November 1, 2014

Date:
Effective November 1, 2014

Rationale:
Constantly rising raw material costs, in particular
for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM)

Company:
H.B. Fuller

Website:
http://www.hbfuller.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) copolymers, vinyl acrylics, and polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) homopolymers

Amount:
$0.03 per wet pound, plus a freight and logistics surcharge of $0.02 per wet pound

Date:
Effective October 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
A necessary result of unprecedented supply constraints and cost increases in the raw materials used in products containing vinyl acetate

Company:
OMNOVA Solutions

Website:
http://www.omnova.com
Product:
Wingstay® L antioxidants

Amount:
Up to $300 USD per metric ton

Date:
Effective October 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
A global increase in the price of key raw materials

Company:
Arkema Coating Resins

Website:
http://www.arkema.com
Product:
All Latex products sold in North America (ENCOR® and SNAP® acrylic, styrene-acrylic and styrene-butadiene latexes, NEOCAR® Acrylic latexes, Celocor® opaque polymer, ENCOR® vinyl-acrylic, vinyl acetate-ethylene latexes, NEOCAR® Latexes and ENCOR® styrene-acrylic hard resins)

Amount:
$0.02 to $0.04 per wet poud, or per pound for hard resins

Date:
Effective September 23, 2014 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Escalation in the cost of key raw materials

Company:
Momentive

Website:
http://www.momentive.com
Product:
EPON Liquid Expoxy Resins and EPOX Solid Epoxy Resins

Amount:
$0.05 per pound

Date:
Effective September 15, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
Neopentylglycol (Neol®)

Amount:
$0.03 per pound

Date:
Effective October 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Evonik Industries AG

Website:
http://www.evonik.com
Product:
Business Line Interface & Performance products (i.e.: brand names like TEGO® Antifoam, TEGO® RC Silicones, TEGOSIVIN®, TEGOMER®, TEGOPREN®, REWOCOROS®, REWOPOL®, BREAK-THRU®, GETREN®, SITREN®, ADOGEN®, AROSURF® and VARISOFT®.)

Amount:
Up to 10% or as contract allows

Date:
Effective October 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
To compensate for increasing costs during past years in various areas and to support investments aimed at maintaning and improving our availability and supply

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
1,6-Hexanediol (HDO®)

Amount:
$0.10 per pound

Date:
Effective August 15, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
H.B. Fuller

Website:
http://www.hbfuller.com
Product:
All vinyl acetate-based emulsion polymer products

Amount:
Up to $0.03/wet pound

Date:
Effective August 15, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
The continued shortage of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and ever increasing purchasing costs (VAM is a key component in the manufacture of these products)

Company:
OMNOVA Solutions

Website:
http://www.omnova.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate and vinyl acrylic-based emulsion polymers

Amount:
Up to $0.04/wet pound

Date:
Effective August 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
A global supply shortage of key raw materials

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate-based emulsions sold in Asia

Amount:
VAc homopolymer and vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions will increase by 200/MT for China and $30/MT for the rest of Asia

Date:
Effective July 18, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Wacker

Website:
http://www.wacker.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate-ethylene and ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions of the VINNAPAS® and VINNOL® brand in the regions Americas and Greater China

Amount:
0.03 USD per pound in the Americas

In Greater China, prices will increase by 300 CNY per ton.

In Europe, the temporary surcharge of 140 EUR per ton for vinyl acetate-based homopolymer dispersions as well as for vinyl acetate-ethylene and ethylene-vinyl chloride based copolymer dispersions implemented on May 1, 2014, will persist, as customer contracts allow, until further notice

Date:
Effective August 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
The continued high levels in raw-material cost, especially for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), a crucial raw material for the manufacturing of WACKER’s dispersions

Company:
Momentive

Website:
http://www.momentive.com
Product:
Bisphenol A 8 cents per pound
EPON Liquid Epoxy Resins 6 cents per pound
EPON Solid Epoxy Resins 6 cents per pound
EPON Specialty Liquid Epoxy Resins 6 cents per pound
EPON Resin Blends 6 cents per pound
EPON High Performance Resins 6 cents per pound
EPON Resin Solutions 4 cents per pound
EPON Brominated Resin Solutions 4 cents per pound

Amount:
See above

Date:
Effective July 15, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Increases in key raw materials costs

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
Polyamid (PA) 6 polymer

Amount:
$0.09/wet pound

Date:
Effective July 15, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate-based emulsions sold in the Americas

Amount:
Up to $0.04/wet pound

Date:
Effective June 16, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Due to market conditions, including the global supply unavailability of vinyl acetate monomer

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
1,4 Butanediol (BDO), N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), N-Ethylpyrrolidone (NEP), gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL), Tetrahydrofuran (THF), Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF)

Amount:
$0.05/lb.

Date:
Effective July 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Wacker Chemie AG

Website:
http://www.wacker.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate-based homopolymer dispersions, vinyl acetate-ethylene and ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions of the VINNAPAS® and VINNOL® brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Amount:
Temporary surcharge of €140 per ton

Date:
Effective May 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Ongoing high costs for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), a crucial raw material for the manufacturing of WACKER’s dispersions.

Company:
Evonik Industries AG

Website:
http://www.evonik.com
Product:
Methacrylate polymers and reactive resins

Amount:
Minimum of 6% or as contracts allow

Date:
Effective July 1, 2014

Rationale:
Increased cost

Company:
U.S. Silica

Website:
http://www.ussilica.com
Product:
Non-contracted fine whole grain silica sand products used primarily in glass melting furnaces and building products

Amount:
Approximately 20%

Date:
Effective May 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
To support the continued investment the Company is making in upgrading its capacity to meet the growing demand for its products and to reflect the tight supply/demand balance in the silica market

Company:
Evonik Industries AG

Website:
http://www.evonik.com
Product:
Silica products, metal oxides, and matting agents

Amount:
Up to 8%, or as contracts allow.

Date:
Effective June 1, 2014

Rationale:
To secure sustainable supply

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate-based dispersions sold in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Amount:
PVAc homopolymer dispersions will increase by up to € 175/MT effective May 1, 2014, or as contracts allow. Vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) and vinyl copolymer dispersions will increase by up to € 125/MT effective May 1, 2014, or as contracts allow.

Date:
Effective May 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Wacker Chemie AG

Website:
http://www.wacker.com
Product:
VINNAPAS® brand (polymer powders, solid resins)
Amount:
Up to 7% for polymer powders and up to 9% for solid resins, or as customer contracts allow

Date:
Effective May 1, 2014

Rationale:
Current strong increase in costs

Company:
Lonza

Website:
http://www.lonza.com
Product:
Hygiene and Water Treatment applications in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the Bardac™, Barquat™ and Lonzabac™ 12 product lines

Amount:
5 to 10%

Date:
Effective April 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Price increases of key raw materials and tightening conditions in the marketplace

Company:
Arkema Coating Resins

Website:
http://www.arkema.com
Product:
Solventborne polyesters and alkyds sold in North America

Amount:
Chempol® polyester and alkyd resins will increase by $0.05 per pound.

Synaqua® alkyd dispersions will increase by $0.04 per pound.

Date:
Effective April 15, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Escalation in the cost of key raw materials

Company:
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

Website:
http://www.momentive.com
Product:
Axilat® redispersible powders

Amount:
200 euros per metric ton

Date:
Effective April 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Increasing raw materials cost

Company:
H.B. Fuller

Website:
http://www.hbfuller.com
Product:
All vinyl acetate based emulsion polymer products

Amount:
Up to $0.03 USD per wet pound

Date:
Effective April 14, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Clariant International Ltd.

Website:
http://www.clariant.com
Product:
Business Line Waxes product portfolio

Amount:
4% price increase

Date:
Effective April 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
To recover significant rising costs for energy, labor, and product safety

Company:
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

Website:
http://www.momentive.com
Product:
Solventborne polyesters and alkyds sold in North America

Amount:
Up to € 90 per metric ton in the Europe, Middle East, and African markets

Date:
Effective immediately or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Continued increase in raw material cost

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
ATeva EVA

Amount:
$0.06/pound

Date:
Effective April 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Wacker Chemie AG

Website:
http://www.wacker.com
Product:
VINNAPAS® vinyl acetate-ethylene and VINNOL® ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions in EMEA

Amount:
Up to € 70 per ton, or as customer contracts allow

Date:
Effective April 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Continued increase in raw material cost

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Acetic Acid, Vinyl Acetate Monomer, Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Formaldehyde, Paraformaldehyde

Amount:
Acetic Acid: 4 cents/lb. in the U.S., Canada, Mexico; $90 in Central and South America; € 50 Euro/MT in Europe.

Vinyl Acetate Monomer: 4 cents/lb. in the US/Canada, $150/MT in Mexico, $150 in Central and South America, € 60 in Europe, $150 in Turkey and Asia Outside China.

Butyl Acetate: € 30 in Europe.

Ethyl Acetate: 3 cents/lb. in US/Canada, € 40 in Europe.

Formaldehyde: 1 cent/lb. in US/Canada.

Paraformaldehyde: 4 cents/lb. in US, Canada, and Mexico; $100/MT in Central and South America; $200/MT in Europe; $150 in Asia Outside China.

Date:
Effective April 1, 2014

Rationale:

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate-based emulsions sold in the Americas (PVAc homopolymer, vinyl acetate ethylene [VAE], and vinyl acrylic emulsions)

Amount:
Up to $0.03/wet pound

Date:
Effective April 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Wacker Chemie AG

Website:
http://www.wacker.com
Product:
VINNAPAS® vinyl acetate-ethylene and VINNOL® ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions in EMEA

Amount:
VINNAPAS® vinyl acetate-ethylene and VINNOL® ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions in EMEA will be increased by up to €30 per ton, or as customer contracts allow.

In Asia, prices for VINNAPAS® vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer dispersions will be raised by up to five percent per kilogram, or as allowed by individual contract terms.

Date:
Effective March 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Continued increase in raw material cost

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Vinyl Acetate Monomer

Amount:
2.5c/lb. in North America
$100 USD/MT in Central and South America
€ 70 EUR/MT in Europe
$100 USD/MT in Turkey and North Africa
$50 USD/MT in Asia, outside China

Date:
Effective March 1, 2014

Rationale:

Company:
Ashland Performance Materials

Website:
http://www.ashland.com
Product:
AME™, AROTOOL™, DERAKANE™, HETRON, unsaturated polyester resins and gel coats

Amount:
Prices for AME™, AROTOOL™, DERAKANE™ and HETRON™ branded products will increase by $0.07/lb. and unsaturated polyester resins and gel coats will increase by $0.04/lb.

Date:
Effective February 17, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
1,4 Butanediol (BDO), N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP),N-Ethylpyrrolidone (NEP), gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL), Tetrahydrofuran (THF), Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF) - all in North America

Amount:
1,4 Butanediol (BDO) $0.05/lb
N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) $0.05/lb
N-Ethylpyrrolidone (NEP) $0.05/lb
gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) $0.05/lb
Tetrahydrofuran (THF) $0.07/lb
Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF) $0.07/lb   

Date:
Effective immediately or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
Acronal acrylic and styrene acrylic polymers, Butofan medium solids styrene-butadiene latex products and Styrofan and Styronal styrene-butadiene latex products

Amount:
$0.05-0.07/wet pound (Acronal)
$0.05/wet pound (Butofan, Styrofan, Styronal)

Date:
Effective February 17, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Recent increases of key raw materials

Company:
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

Website:
http://www.momentive.com
Product:
CARDURA™ glycidyl ester, ACE™ hydroxyl acrylate monomer, VEOVA™ monomers and VERSATIC™ acids

Amount:
$100 USD per metric ton

Date:
Effective March 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Continued increase in the cost of key raw materials

Company:
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

Website:
http://www.momentive.com
Product:
Base Epoxy Resin products

Amount:
90 euros per metric ton (Europe, Middle East, and Africa region)

Date:
Effective February 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Increases in the cost of key raw materials, including benzene, propylene and acetone

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Acrylic-based emulsions sold in the Americas

Amount:
Up to $0.08/wet pound (pure acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions) and up to $0.02/wet pound (vinyl acrylic emulsions)

Date:
Effective February 14, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
OMNOVA Solutions

Website:
http://www.omnova.com
Product:
All acrylic, tyrene acrylic, and vinyl acrylic emulsion polymers.

Amount:
Up to $0.08/wet pound for all acrylic, tyrene acrylic, and vinyl acrylic emulsion polymers. Up to $0.04/wet pound for vinyl acetate emulsion polymers, and PLIOWAY and PLIOLITE resins will increase by up to $0.12/wet pound.

Date:
Effective February 7, 2014

Rationale:
Continuing escalation in the costs of key raw materials

Company:
Wacker Chemie AG

Website:
http://www.wacker.com
Product:
VINNAPAS® vinyl acetate-ethylene and
VINNOL® ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer dispersions

Amount:
Up to 5% per wet pound, or as customer contracts allow

Date:
Effective February 15, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Continued increase in raw-material cost

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Vinyl acetate-based emulsions sold in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Amount:
Up to 25 euro/MT

Date:
Effective February 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
Caprolactam and Polyamide (PA) 6 polymer

Amount:
$0.10/pound in North America

Date:
Effective February 1, 2014, or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Developments in raw materials.

Company:
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

Website:
http://www.momentive.com
Product:
Acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic, and other polymers used in the adhesives, textiles, nonwovens and other specialty markets

Amount:
5 to 7 cents per wet pound

Date:
Effective February 15, 2014 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Continued increases in raw materials costs over the last several months.

Company:
Arkema Coating Resins

Website:
http://www.arkema.com
Product:
All latex products sold in North America

Amount:
Encor® and SNAP® acrylic, styrene-acrylic and styrene-butadiene latexes and Neocar® Acrylic latexes will increase by $0.05 to $0.10 per wet pound.

Celocor® opaque polymer will increase by $0.04 per wet pound.

Encor® vinyl-acrylic, vinyl acetate-ethylene, vinyl acetate homopolymer and Neocar® latexes will increase by $0.02 to $0.03 per wet pound.

Encor® styrene-acrylic hard resins will increase by $0.05 to $0.10 per pound.

Date:
Effective January 28, 2014 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Escalation in the cost of raw materials and transportation for these products.

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Ateva Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)

Amount:
$0.04/pound

Date:
Effective February 1, 2014 or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

Website:
http://www.momentive.com
Product:
Bisphenol A, Allyl Chloride, Epichlorohydrin, EPON™ Liquid Epoxy Resins, EPON™ Solid Epoxy Resins, EPON™ Specialty Liquid Epoxy Resins, EPON™ Resin Blends, EPON™ High Performance Resins, EPON™ Resin Solutions, EPON™ Brominated Resin Solutions

Amount:
$0.05/pound (Allyl Chloride, Epichlorohydrin),
$0.06/pound (EPON™ High Performance Resins),
$0.08/pound (remaining products)

Date:
Effective February 1, 2014 or as contracts allow

Rationale:
Increases in key raw materials costs

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
Neopentylglycol (Neol®)

Amount:
$0.05/pound

Date:
Effective January 1, 2014 or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Acetic Acid, Acetic Anhydride, Vinyl Acetate Monomer, Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Formaldehyde

Amount:
Varies:
2.5 to 7 cents/lb. in USA, Canada, & Mexico
$50-150/MT in Central & South America
30-150 Euro/MT in Europe
$60-150 USD/MT in Asia, excepting China

Date:
Effective January 1, 2014 or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
BASF

Website:
http://www.basf.com
Product:
1,4 Butanediol (BDO), Tetrahydrofuran (THF), and Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®)

Amount:
$0.05/lb. to $0.07/lb.

Date:
Effective January 1, 2014 or as contracts allow

Rationale:

Company:
Celanese

Website:
http://www.celanese.com
Product:
Acetic acid and acetic anhydride

Amount:
2.5 to 3 cents

Date:
Effective immediately or as contracts allow

Rationale:
The recent rapid increase and continued volatility in global methanol prices

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