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Dow Announces More VAM Increases

10:05 AM MDT | August 4, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Chemical says it is increasing the price of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in all regions due to rising energy and raw material costs. Off-schedule VAM prices will increase by 5 cts/lb in North America, $110/m.t. in Asia and Latin America, and €50/m.t. in Europe, effective August 1 or as contracts allow. Off-schedule VAM prices, including increases announced in June and July, are due to rise by 11 cts/lb in North America, $240/m.t. in Latin America and Asia, and €130/m.t. in Europe, Dow...

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