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Composites: Several producers announce global price hikes

In a string of announcements, numerous companies have communicated price increases for their products. Ashland Performance Materials, a part of Ashland (Covington, Kentucky / USA; www.ashland.com), will raise the price of its resins and gel coats portfolio by EUR 130/t in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Products from the European production sites of Scott Bader (Wollaston, Northamptonshire / UK; www.scottbader.com) will be subject to the same increase effective 25 January 2010. AOC (Collierville, Tennessee / USA; www.aoc-resins.com) and Interplastic (St. Paul, Minnesota / USA; www.interplastic.com) will increase the prices of their polyester resins and gel coats by USD 0.06/lb, whereas vinyl ester resins will cost an additional USD 0.09/lb. AOC simultaneously will raise the prices of its polyester and vinyl ester resins in Europe by EUR 140/t.

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