Cost Reduction Options Explored for Construction Products as World of Concrete 2018 Approaches

Jan 7, 2018 9:46:00 PM

In 2018, cost and performance will continue to be a focus in the construction industry. One key factor for polymers is that MMA supply will continue to be short, driving costs of all acrylic polymers higher. Mallard Creek Polymers (MCP) has a strong line of all acrylic, cement stable products that have been customized based on Rovene® 6023 (improved water resistance) and Rovene 403 (low odor grade) for use in many customer systems. The latest all acrylic product from the company, Rovene 6525, was brought to market in October 2017. In 2018, though, the company’s focus will be on introducing more products based on styrene. Because MMA will be much more costly than styrene, the company is looking for industry partners to help develop lower cost alternatives where an all acrylic polymer is not needed. Using styrene acrylic emulsion polymers will meet the demands for exterior durability in most applications. Styrene-butadiene latex provides superior adhesion and water resistance when UV stability is not required.

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Mallard Creek Polymers Announces New Cement Stable Emulsions in Preparation for the Western Coating Symposium October 16-18, 2017

Oct 10, 2017 4:56:29 PM

Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. (MCP) understands the challenges that companies face when creating the next formulation that requires cement stability. The sales and R&D people in MCP work hand-in-hand with formulation chemists, operations staff, and purchasing to tailor synthetic emulsion polymers to meet specific needs identified by the prospective customer. By combining a deep understanding of coatings, construction and cement technology with rich product portfolio and chemistry options, MCP can react quickly to tailor products to meet industry’s specific performance demands. The company is introducing some of those products to the market at the Western Coating Symposium.

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Mallard Creek Polymers Announces Participation in TAPPI and PaperCon 2017, April 23-26 in Minneapolis, MN

Apr 23, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Charlotte, NC, April 21, 2017 –Mallard Creek Polymers (MCP) has continued to increase its participation in the Paper and Nonwovens Industries.  PaperCon 2017 (information can be found at provides MCP with the opportunity to describe the many ways the company is involved in the paper industry.  The company is the leading provider of styrene-butadiene latex for barrier coatings, namely low MVTR and excellent Cobb resistance with Tykote®1004, Tykote®1005, and Tykote®1019.  MCP has continued to advance the product portfolio for oil and grease resistant barrier coatings.  New acrylic polymer emulsions like Tykote®6160 have been launched to provide improvements on styrene acrylic emulsion polymers. 

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General Market Price Increase

Feb 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Effective April 1, 2017 or as contracts allow, Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. will increase prices for BarrierPro®, Rovene®, Tychem®, Tylac® and Tykote® styrene butadiene latex, styrene acrylic copolymers, acrylic polymer emulsions, and resin supported products for all customers in all markets by 3 cents per wet pound.

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Price Increase for All Acrylic Products

Feb 6, 2017 5:16:26 PM

Effective March 1, 2017 or as contracts allow, Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. will increase prices for Rovene® and Tykote® styrene acrylic latex, acrylic polymer emulsions, and resin supported products for all customers in all markets by up to 7 cents per wet pound. 

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Price Increase for Carpet & Construction

Jan 18, 2017 12:07:45 PM

Effective February 1, 2017, Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. will increase prices for Rovene®, BarrierPro®, and Tylac® styrene-butadiene products for all customers in the carpet, textile, construction, and related markets by 10 cents per dry pound (approximately 5 cents per wet lb).   This increase will apply to all pricing as contracts allow.  

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