Wacker Polymers will raise its prices for dispersions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as in Asia. Effective March 1, 2014, prices for 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 5% per kilogram, or as allowed by individual contract terms. This measure has been necessitated by the continued increase in raw-material cost.
Roy Bjorlin, Global Commercial & Strategic Initiatives Director, Sun Chemical Advanced Materials||July 26, 2016 In the short term, it is likely the focus will be on sensors that can be printed directly onto labels and hang tags.