(kuraray) -- Effective July 01st. 2012,
or as contract terms allow, KEG will target an increase of its sales prices for
Polyvinylalcohol products in Europe, Africa and Middle East in a range
of EUR 100 - 130 per metric ton.
Polyvinyl alcohol products and its specialities are market by Kuraray under
the brand names Mowiol, Mowiflex, Kuraray Poval and Exceval.
The price adjustments are as well related to the recent level of raw
materials, based on increased, and on a high level remaining, feed stocks, as
significant rise in utility costs, logistic costs, and several general
This increase affects the Polyvinyl alcohol business of KEG into all
industries and applications, that are –among others – adhesives, paper coatings,
emulsion polymerization, plastic production / –processing, textiles and
ceramics, nonwovens, glass fibers, building products and paints and