MATERIALS: Higher Prices for PBT, TPU, Nylon, Thermosets & More


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Among the latest price announcements to take effect in late July or early August, Ticona, Florence, Ky., raised tabs on TP polyester products (PBT, PET, and copolyester TPE) by 15¢/lb on July 29.
•BASF Corp., Wyandotte, Mich., added 10¢ to Elastollan polyester TPUs and 24¢ to polyethers on July 25.
•BASF also hiked by 3¢ to 5¢/lb (the latter for FR grades) on Aug. 1.
•DSM Engineering Plastics, Evansville, Ind., increased nylon 6 fiber and extrusion grades by 5¢/lb on Aug. 15, following a similar move by BASF on fiber spinning resin.
•AOC, Collierville, Tenn., raised prices of fire-retardant unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins and gel coats by up to 75¢/lb on Aug. 1. Unsaturated polyesters/vinyl esters have seen price hikes in each month of this year after January.