Hong Kong, June 3, 2008
DuPont Engineering Polymers Announces A New Round of Price Increases
DuPont Engineering Polymers announces price increases in Asia Pacific effective immediately. This increase is based on continuing escalation of raw materials, energy, transportation and logistics costs and is in addition to the latest increases announced for implementation on 1st Apr, 2008.
The price of DuPont™ Zenite® LCP liquid crystal polymers will increase by USD0.50 per kg, DuPont™ Zytel® polyamide resins, DuPont™ Minlon® polyamide 6 and 66 and DuPont™ Zytel® HTN high-performance polyamide will increase by a minimum of USD0.40 per kg. DuPont™ Delrin® acetal resins will increase by USD0.20 per kg.
DuPont strives continuously to offset escalating costs with productivity programs and other containment measures. However, the magnitude of the raw materials and energy costs increases makes these price increases inevitable.
DuPont Engineering Polymers specializes in application development, operating more than 40 centers globally and using a broad range of high-performance materials and technology, to help customers in the global aerospace, appliance, automotive, consumer, electrical, electronic, industrial, sporting goods and other diversified industries deliver high-quality, cost-effective systems and components.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
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