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Degussa Increases Prices for ACEMATT® Matting agents by 4 - 6 % effective March 15, 2006

Published on 2006-02-23. Author : SpecialChem

The Business Unit Advanced Fillers & Pigments will increase its prices worldwide for ACEMATT® matting agents by 4 to 6 %, depending on grade, as of March 15, 2006.

Costs for raw materials and energy have reached an unprecedented high, which Degussa is no longer in a position to absorb, despite a maximum of cost management efforts.

The Business Unit Advanced Fillers & Pigments, with sales of approx. Euro 1.2 billion (2004) and a workforce of 2764 persons, 30 production sites in 18 countries on 5 continents is one of Degussa's most important business units and – based on carbon blacks, performance silica / matting agents, organo silanes – the world's only single-source provider of innovative, tailor-made systems to the coatings, paper, printing ink, consumer products, rubber processing and plastics industries.

Degussa is the global market leader in specialty chemicals. Our innovative products and system solutions make an indispensable contribution to our customers' success, which we sum up by our claim "creating essentials". In fiscal 2004 Degussa's 45,000 employees worldwide generated sales of 11.2 billion euros and operating profits (EBIT) of 965 million euros.

Source: Degussa

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