Fluoropolymer Solutions Increases Prices
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions has announced a global price increase,
effective November 1, 2007, for fluoropolymer resins and dispersions,
of up to 20 percent depending on the product family and grade, and
subject to terms and conditions of existing purchase agreements.
These films can be used in solar thermal and photovoltaic applications.
According to the company's announcement, reasons for the increase
include steep upward trends in raw material, transportation and
energy costs, as well as significant investments to expand production
capacity for Fuoropolymer products
and accelerated research
and development efforts designed to help the company meet its commitment
to no longer make, use or buy perfluorooctanoic acid by 2015.
"DuPont is committed to deliver the highest quality and value
to its customers, while remaining competitive in all of its markets,"
said Drew Weber, global business director, DuPont Fluoropolymer
Solutions. "Costs are continuing to increase dramatically for
raw materials, transportation and energy, and we must pass some
of these increases on to our customer base in order to continue
to provide the quality fluoropolymer products that our customers
have come to expect from DuPont. It is also imperative that we continue
to invest in key areas to expand production and bring new innovations
to market for our customers."
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