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Paper and Water Treatment Chemical Prices Increase

1:00 PM MST | December 14, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Paper chemical and pigment producers have announced a round of price hikes, citing rising energy and raw material costs that have been climbing during the past six months. Nalco says it will raise prices for specialty chemicals sold to the paper industry by a minimum of 8%-12%, effective January 1, 2008. BASF says it will boost global prices for kaolin clay sold to the paper industry and specialty markets, including paints and coatings, plastics, rubber, and wire and cable by up to $19.80/m.t. for hydrous products, and up to $55/m.t. for calcinated products...

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