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Further Price Increases by Resin Manufacturers

21 October 2005

Huntsman, Interplastic, DOW and Lanxess have made resin price increases.

Huntsman Corporationare increasing the price of all grades of Irogran, Irocoat, Irodur and Krystalgran thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) products by up to 0.20 Euro/kg or 0.10 USD/lb on a worldwide basis, effective immediately or as contracts allow.
http://www.huntsman.com

Interplastic Corporation's Thermoset Resins Division is raising the prices of CoREZYN and Simlar brand products $0.09 per pound for shipments on or after October 29, 2005. This includes all vinyl ester, polyester, specialty resins, gel coats, colorants, and is in addition to previously announced increases.
http://www.interplastic.com

The Epoxy Products and Intermediates (EP&I) business of ,b>The Dow Chemical Company will increase prices for all grades of epoxy resins sold in North America by US$0.05/lb.
http://www.Dow.com

Effective October 24, 2005, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH is to increase its prices for Pocan (PBT), Durethan (PA6, PA66) compounds and Durethan (PA6) film, extrusion grades and base resins worldwide by EUR 0.15 per kilogram. In certain regions the price raise will be higher. The reasons for this step are the increasing cost of raw materials and the rising costs of energy and transport. Areas of application for the engineering plastics Durethan and Pocan include the automotive industry, electrical engineering, electronics and the domestic sector.
http://www.lanxess.com





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