AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals

Eka Chemicals to increase prices on paper chemicals in North America

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2011 09:00 GMT

Eka Chemicals 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.”

For more information
Eka Chemicals Inc.
Telephone +1 770 321 5821
Steve Main
North American Communication Manager

Note to editors
Eka Chemicals, with 2,550 employees in 28 countries 2010, is a business unit within AkzoNobel. Turnover 2010 amounted to 1044 mEUR. Eka Chemicals is a leading supplier of bleaching chemicals, paper chemicals and systems to the pulp and paper industry throughout the world, and supplies certain special chemicals to the pharmaceuticals industry, water treatment, the electronics industry etc.

AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings’ company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are a Global Fortune 500 company and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability.With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.