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Unsaturated Polyester Resin Prices Rise

10:58 AM MDT | June 12, 2009 | Esther D'Amico

Rising raw material costs are pushing certain resin prices higher, suppliers say. Reichhold and Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) have each announced 5 cts/lb increases on unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resin prices, citing those costs. Reichhold’s increase targets product sold into the North American composites industry and is effective July 1. “There is upward pressure on key raw material prices, driven by crude oil and feedstock prices as well as limitations in raw material supply due to capacity restrictions and reduced yields resulting...

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