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Dow Adhesives & Functional Polymers announces global price increases

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Dec '09
Dow Adhesives and Functional Polymers will implement a price increase for all acrylic and acrylic-based products sold to the pressure sensitive, construction, textile nonwoven, graphic arts, thermal paper, and leather markets.

The increase of $0.05 per lb. or $0.11 per kg. will be effective January 1, 2010 or as contracts allow. The increase will affect all acrylic and styrene-acrylic emulsions, vinyl-acetate based emulsions, and solution polymers.

In making the announcement, Neil Carr, Business Group Vice President of Dow Adhesives and Functional Polymers, cited the continuing escalation in raw material costs as necessitating the increases.

Dow Adhesives and Functional Polymers is a portfolio of three businesses - Packaging and Converting, Tape Labels and Textiles and Industrial Functional Polymers - primarily made of sticking and bonding solutions, serving the flexible packaging business, adhesive tapes and paper labels, and a mixed range of applications including auto, imaging & leather. Together these businesses offer an integrated technology platform with formulation capabilities and a capacity to serve tailored needs globally. A business group within Dow's Advanced Material Division, Dow Adhesives and Functional Polymers generates $1B of revenue while operating a network of over 40 Technical, R&D and Manufacturing sites to serve local customer needs lobally.

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