AOC has announced the following prices increases for its vinyl ester resins:

  • for all vinyl esters resins sold in Europe the price increase will be € 400/tonne, effective immediately; 
  • for Mexico, Latin and South America and the Caribbean, the price increas is US$0.09/lb, effective on all shipments on and after 31 May 2010;
  • the price increase for the USA and Canada is US$0.09/lb (CN$0.21/kg), effective on all shipments on and after 31 May 2010; and
  • for all vinyl ester resins sold in Asia, Africa and the Middle East the increase is US$500/tonne, effective immediately.

The company says the price increases are the result of global shortages and rapidly rising prices for the raw materials used to produce vinyl ester resins.

AOC, headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, USA, is a global supplier of resins, gel-coats, colorants, additives and synergistic material systems for composites and cast polymers.