WILMINGTON, Del. /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers announces a 5 cent per pound increase in the price for all grades of Elvanol polyvinyl alcohol (PVA/PVOH) effective Feb. 1, 2001.

This increase applies to all market segments, worldwide. DuPont cites continued, unprecedented increases in key petrochemical raw material and energy costs as the reason for the price increase.

DuPont Elvanol polyvinyl alcohol (PVA/PVOH) is used in a variety of industries including textiles, paper and adhesives.