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Prices to Rise for Certain Surfactants

4:28 PM MDT | June 23, 2008 | Kate Phillips

Several surfactant suppliers to the soaps and detergents industry say they are raising prices and/or implementing temporary voluntary allowances (TVA) to offset the continuing increase in energy, packaging, petrochemical feedstock, and transportation costs. They also cite a need to make investments to guarantee uninterrupted product availability. Huntsman, Evonik’s Goldschmidt Chemical, Pilot Chemical, and Stepan have each increased prices on certain surfactants by up to 29 cts/lb, effective July 1. Arkema’s Ceca has increased prices by about...

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