WEB EXCLUSIVE: In addition to the startling runup in PP prices reported in this month’s Resin Pricing column
, a number of additional price hikes are slated to take effect this month in engineering resins, EPS beads, and thermosets:
•Nylons: DSM is adding 12¢/lb to its standard nylon 6 and 66 products and 20¢ to 25¢/lb to specialty Nylatron grades. Stanyl nylon 46 grades go up 15¢ to 25¢ (flame-retardant). BASF hiked its nylon 6 and 6/66 copolymer base resins by 8¢/lb and its nylon 6 and 66 formulated compounds by 10¢ to 12¢.
•PET, PBT compounds: Up 10¢/lb for BASF and 15¢/lb for DSM. Ticona hiked them by at least 20¢/lb (the same for copolyester TPEs).
•Acetal: Ticona’s cost at least 10¢ more.
•Long-fiber compounds: Ticona’s Celstran prices rose by at least 10¢/lb.
•TPU: BASF hiked Elastollan products by an unspecified amount.
•EPS bead: All BASF grades went up 3¢/lb.
•Thermosets: AOC lifted tabs on unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins and gel coats by 8¢, while Reichhold announced a 10¢ hike. Meanwhile, Momentive Specialty Chemicals raised prices on epoxies by 10¢/lb.