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USGNN Original StoryDuPont PVB Prices to Climb

DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions in Wilmington, Del., has announced a price increase of up to 30 percent on all grades of DuPont™ Butacite® polyvinyl butyral interlayer product line, effective August 1. The price increase will be applied globally, while specifics will vary by region.

While officials with DuPont declined to comment on the regional variances of the increases, the company has reported that the move is due to the rapid and unprecedented increases in petrochemical feedstock, energy, freight and distribution costs.

“Previous price were intended to compensate for increases in these costs; however, they have continued to dramatically increase. The need for immediate structural improvement is unprecedented and necessary to offset margin loss from the higher costs as well as to support continued investment in growing PVB market applications such as photovoltaics,” says Stephen L. Cox, director of glass laminating solutions and vinyls - DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers.

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