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Rockwood Pigments Announces Worldwide Price Increase

Published on 2006-11-24. Author : SpecialChem

Beltsville, MD USA -- Rockwood Pigments announces a worldwide price increase of up to $0.08 per lb (€ 0.13 per kg) on iron oxide pigments, with additional increases on zinc-based products. This increase is necessitated to recover ongoing escalation in raw materials, energy and transportation and to enable Rockwood Pigments to continue to invest in facilities, innovation and service as expected by its customer base. The increase will be effective January 1, 2007.

Rockwood's Color Pigments Division is one of the largest worldwide suppliers of iron oxides and colored inorganic pigments for construction, coatings, plastics and specialty applications. The Division's manufacturing sites are located in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Australia and China with offices in Singapore and Shanghai, China. The Color Pigments Division is part of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC, "Rockwood") is a leading global specialty chemicals and advanced materials company. Rockwood has a worldwide employee base of approximately 10,800 people and net sales of $3.1 billion in 2005. The company focuses on global niche segments of the specialty chemicals and advanced materials markets, including specialty chemicals, performance additives, titanium dioxide pigments, advanced ceramics, custom synthesis, specialty compounds and electronics.

The information set forth in this press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning the business, operations and financial condition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rockwood"). Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "predicts" and variations of such words or expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although Rockwood believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that its expectations will be realized. "Forward-looking statements" consist of all non-historical information, including the statements referring to the prospects and future performance of Rockwood. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in Rockwood's forward-looking statements due to numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, the "Risk Factors" described in Rockwood's securities filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K. Rockwood does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Source: Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

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