Eka increases prices for North American paper chemicals by up to 20%

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Eka increases prices for North American paper chemicals by up to 20%

June 21, 2010 - 02:31
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MARIETTA, GA, June 21, 2010 (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, or as contracts permit.

"Dramatic increases during the past year in the cost of basic materials have impacted Eka Chemicals' cost structure." says Greg Bengtson, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Eka Chemicals Inc. North America. "Our continual efforts to optimize operational costs are being outpaced by these increases. It is therefore necessary for prices to be increased in order to maintain a sustainable business model".