Research Triangle Park, North Carolina -Â Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex is increasing the price for nitrile latex used in the manufacture of gloves.
Effective 1, October 2007, said the company, the price of nitrile butadiene (NB) latex for glove manufacturing will increase by $0.03/dry lb. worldwide. (A mathematical conversion puts this at â‚¬0.049 per dry kilogramme).
The company did not give any reason for the increase.
Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex LLC is a 50/50 joint venture of The Dow Chemical Company and Reichhold, Inc. The joint venture is the world's largest producer of specialty latex.
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Press release from Dow Reichhold