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Producers pursue high margins as input costs moderate

October 15, 2012 | —Vincent Valk

Big increases in input costs earlier this year have slowed down, giving adhesive makers a lift in a difficult economy, producers say. “While we expect a slight tailwind in the second half, we’re not expecting pricing to be negative in the short term,” Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted told investors at the company’s most recent earnings call. Owens: Lower growth expectations for China. H.B. Fuller’s selling prices rose by 2% year-on-year (YOY) during the company’s fiscal third-quarter, while volumes were up 3%. The company’s...

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