Wacker Polymers to hike prices of vinylacetate-, acrylate-based dispersions by up to 100/ton and of polyvinylalcohol solutions by up to 8%, or as customer contracts allow, in Europe, effective July 1

MUNICH , June 14, 2011 (press release) – WACKER POLYMERS is to raise its prices in Europe for VINNAPAS® and VINNOL® vinylacetate and acrylate based dispersions, as well as for VINNACOAT® und POLYVIOL® polyvinylalcohol solutions. Effective July 1, 2011, prices for vinylacetate and acrylate based dispersions will be increased by up to €100 per ton and by up to eight percent for polyvinylalcohol solutions, or as customer contracts allow. This measure has been necessitated by the continued increase in raw-material cost. The price adjustments will enable WACKER POLYMERS to continue providing excellent quality and comprehensive technical service and to boost the development of innovative product and process technologies for the benefit of customers.

VINNAPAS® and VINNOL® dispersions are applied in a broad variety of industries, ranging from adhesives, nonwovens, paints and coatings to paper, carpet and textiles. VINNACOAT® und POLYVIOL® polyvinylalcohol solutions are mainly used in the paper and printing industry.

About WACKER POLYMERS

WACKER POLYMERS is a leading producer of state-of-the-art binders and polymer additives in the form of dispersible polymer powders and dispersions, polyvinyl acetates, surface coating resins and polyvinyl alcohol solutions. These products are used by companies in the construction, automotive, paper and adhesives sectors, as well as by manufacturers of printing inks and surface coatings. WACKER POLYMERS has production sites in Germany, China, South Korea and the USA, as well as a global sales network and technology centers in all major regions.

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