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Composites Suppliers Hike Resin and Gelcoat Prices

1:34 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Several resin and gelcoat suppliers to the composites industry have announced price increases, citing recent cost hikes in raw materials including benzene. Scott Bader (Wollaston, U.K.) has announced a €100/m.t. increase on certain unsaturated polyester, dicyclopentadiene, and vinyl ester resin prices, as well as gelcoats and certain structural adhesives for all deliveries from its European sites, effective May 7. The company cites recent cost hikes of raw materials, especially styrene, phthalic anhydride, and isophthalic acid, as well as supply shortages in...

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