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Reichhold Announces Price Increase on Unsaturated Polyester and Vinyl Ester Resins Sold in North America

Published on 2007-05-03. Author : SpecialChem

Research Triangle Park, NC -- Reichhold, Inc. announced a price increase of $ 0.05 per pound on all unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins sold in North America for the composites industry effective for all orders shipped on or after May 25.

"Raw material costs have continued to escalate, driven by increases in feedstock prices and tightening of supply due to unplanned shutdowns of key raw material producers and global movement of materials to expanding markets," said Al Naser, Reichhold vice president of sales, composites North America. "The demand for many of the feedstocks used to produce raw materials for unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins has increased due to demand in competing applications, such as the addition of benzene and mixed xylenes to boost the octane for gasoline," Naser continued. "Reichhold can no longer afford to absorb the increases in raw material costs coupled with increases in the cost of energy and transportation," he said.

"Reichhold is making every effort to limit the impact of these escalating costs upon product pricing, and appreciates the understanding of its customers as we work through these challenging periods," Naser said. "We continue to invest in technology and innovation to increase the value we bring to our customers and the markets they serve," he concluded.

About Reichhold

Founded in 1927, Reichhold, with its world headquarters and technology center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, is the world's largest manufacturer of unsaturated polyester resins and a leading supplier of coating resins for the industrial, transportation, building and construction, marine, consumer and graphic arts markets. Reichhold has manufacturing operations throughout North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.

Source: Reichhold


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