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Degussa Increases Prices for Performance Silica Effective November 1, 2005

Published on 2005-10-03. Author : SpecialChem

Degussa's Business Unit Advanced Fillers & Pigments will increase its prices for Performance Silica on a global basis by at least 90 EUR/t for standard grades and 150 EUR/t for specialities on November 1, 2005. Regional aspects will be taken into consideration.

Rapid and unprecedented cost increases for energy triggered a dramatic raise of related costs like raw materials and freight. These soaring increases have reached an extent which Degussa is no longer in a position to absorb, despite a top notch cost management and a higher efficiency in its production processes.

The Advanced Fillers & Pigments business unit operates 30 plants in 18 countries and is the only one manufacturing and supplying carbon blacks (rubber and pigment blacks), performance silica, and rubber silanes from one single source. As a specialist in surface chemistry and physics, it focuses on the production and application of carbon blacks, performance silica, matting agents, functional organosilanes, and blue pigments.

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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