Dow Latex ups prices

MIDLAND, Mich. -- The Dow Latex business announced additional price increases today. Prices will jump 6 cents a pound (dry) for all Styrene Butadiene latex products sold into the carpet industry and all 10 cents a pound (dry) for acrylic latex products in the United States and Canada.

The new pricing goes into effect Oct. 15.

"We continue to experience unprecedented escalation in raw material and energy costs. The devastating effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have put additional pressure on critical petrochemical feedstocks and energy prices," said Todd Crook, senior marketing manager, North America carpet, Dow Latex.

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