Reichhold Announces Price Increase for European Composites Industry

DURHAM, N.C. -- Reichhold announced today a price increase effective for all orders shipped on or after September 1, 2014 in Europe of 50 EUR/MT on all unsaturated polyester resins, vinyl ester resins and ancillary products. This announcement is in addition to the 90 EUR/MT implemented as of July 14th, 2014 as unavoidable consequence of the continuous rise of the cost of raw materials driven by tight availability of all feedstock and glycols especially.

We appreciate the understanding of our customers as we continue doing everything possible to limit the impact of rising costs and limited raw material availability upon product pricing and supply.

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About Reichhold
Founded in 1927, Reichhold, with its world headquarters and technology center in Durham, North Carolina, USA, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers 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, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Reichhold’s composite brands are:

POLYLITE®All standard Reichhold resin products for composites, for both reinforced and non-reinforced applications
HYDREX®High-performance vinyl ester resins designed specifically for excellent hydrolytic stability in applications such as boat building and spa manufacturing
NORPOL®Compounded products, chiefly gelcoats and bonding pastes; also the brand for LP-additives for SMC/ BMC and pultrusion     

DION®Industrial resin products (especially vinyl ester resins), including those for corrosion-resistant, flame-retardant and pultrusion applications; also the brand for higher performance polyester resins across all markets
“GREEN” products containing renewable and/or recycled materials

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