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Price Increase for VESTOWAX®

Published on 2010-01-12. Author : SpecialChem

Evonik Industries' Coatings & Additives Business Unit announces a price increase for all Fischer-Tropsch and polyethylene waxes marketed under the trade name of VESTOWAX® in Europe and the Middle East. The price rise will take effect from February 1, 2010 and will be between 6 and 8%, depending on the VESTOWAX® grade. This increase does not affect current price agreements and contracts with validity for 2010.

The increase affects all Fischer-Tropsch and polyethylene hard paraffins and Fischer-Tropsch and polyethylene oxidates. In spite of all our efforts to increase productivity and reduce costs, unfortunately the increases in costs for raw materials, energy, wages, and logistics have made this decision necessary.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2008 about 41,000 employees generated sales of about €15.9 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.2 billion.

Forward Looking Statements

In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.

Source: Evonik


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