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Rohm and Haas Announces Price Increases


Rohm and Haas announced a price increase for acrylic copolymer emulsions, solution acrylic copolymers and additives sold to various industries in North America. The increase, which ranges from 5 percent to 8 percent, takes effect July 1, 2002.
This increase is necessary to address the increase in the cost of feedstocks and downstream raw materials, according to the company.
Rohm and Haas also announced a price increase, effective May 1, 2002, of 5 percent to 7 percent for styrene-based products sold to the architectural and functional coatings segments, including the textile, nonwovens, paper and graphic arts industries. Affected polymers are a part of the Rhoplex, Rhopaque, Morez, Morcryl and Lucidene product lines.
The price increase is necessary to address ongoing petrochemical feedstock and monomer cost increases, according to the company.