National Adhesives Announces Price Increase On All Liquid and Hot Melt

National Adhesives, a business unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, is implementing a price increase in North America on all its liquid and hot melt adhesives, effective January 2.

The increase is necessitated by tight supplies, high energy costs and significant increasing costs of raw materials used in the manufacture of these products, according to National Adhesives officials.

National Adhesives is a unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, which had worldwide sales of $3.7 billion in 2006. National Adhesives offers hot melt, liquid emulsion and solvent-borne solution adhesives to customers worldwide. National Adhesives’ products are based on polyurethane, acrylic, rubber, ethylene vinyl acetate, epoxy, polyvinyl acetate and starch and dextrin chemistries. National has its headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ, and is a member of the ICI Group.

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