Glass Laminating Solutions Announces Price Increase for DuPont
Butacite® PVB and DuPont SentryGlas® Plus Interlayers
DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions recently announced a global price
increase of 10 percent for all grades of DuPont Butacite®
polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, DuPont SentryGlas®
Plus structural interlayers and DuPont Spallshield® composite
films, effective Oct. 1, 2006. DuPont stated that this action is
required due to the sustained increases in petrochemical feedstock,
energy and freight costs.
"Despite recent improvements in natural gas and oil prices,
the cumulative increases in petrochemical feedstock, natural gas,
energy and transportation costs have eroded profitability to unsustainable
levels. Our previous pricing actions, and significant costs and
yield improvements, have not kept pace," said Torkel Rhenman,
global business director, DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions. "While
we will continue to work aggressively to improve costs, we must
take action now to ensure our ability to reliably supply service
and provide the innovative solutions our customers expect from DuPont
Glass Laminating Solutions."
DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions provides materials, services and
innovations to the laminated glass value chain. The business operates
within the DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers strategic business
unit, part of the DuPont Performance Materials growth platform.
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