Eka Chemicals announces price increases of up to 20% on its paper chemicals in North America

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Eka Chemicals announces price increases of up to 20% on its paper chemicals in North America

February 01, 2011 - 00:05
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MARIETTA, GA, Feb. 1, 2011 (Press Release) -Eka Chemicals, the AkzoNobel Pulp and Paper Chemicals business will increase prices across its entire North American paper chemicals product range by up to 20% with immediate effect.

"During the second half of 2010 cost increases of basic materials have impacted Eka Chemicals' cost structure." says Greg Bengtson, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Eka Chemicals Inc. North America. "Our on-going efforts to optimize operational costs have been outpaced by these increases. It is therefore necessary for prices to be increased in order to maintain a sustainable business."