WACKER Increases Surcharge for Dispersible Polymer Powder
Munich, Jun 21, 2021
Due to rising raw material and logistics costs, WACKER intends to raise its temporary surcharge on VINNAPAS® dispersible polymer powder which has been effective since May this year. The surcharge will now be 510 EUR instead of formerly 400 EUR per metric ton. It will be applied for all orders shipped as of July and August. The measure is temporary and ensures a fair and reliable supply of products until the situation normalizes. The price adjustment enables the Group’s WACKER POLYMERS business division to continue providing customers with high product quality, technological innovations, best-in-class customer service and technical support, along with supporting investment to secure the capability for future growth across focus markets.
VINNAPAS® dispersions and dispersible polymer powders are applied in a broad variety of industries, ranging from construction, adhesives, caulks, nonwovens, paints and coatings to paper, carpet and textiles. Polymer powders are produced by spray-drying polymer dispersions. In contact with water, the dispersible polymer powder grains disintegrate and release the individual dispersion particles again. VINNAPAS® dispersible powders enhance adhesion, flexibility, hydrophobicity, low temperature film forming and other key properties of cementitious construction materials. Main application areas include cementitious tile adhesives and grouts, skimcoats, concrete modification and sealing slurries.
WACKER POLYMERS is a leading producer of state-of-the-art binders and polymeric additives based on polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers and terpolymers. These take the form of disper¬sible polymer powders, dispersions, solid resins, and solutions. They are used in construction chemicals, paints and surface coatings, adhesives, sealants, carpet applications and nonwovens, as well as in fiber composites and polymeric materials based on renewable resources.
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