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
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