The price increases are US$0.08 per pound in the USA, and CN$0.17 per kilo in Canada. Both price increases are effective for shipments on, and after, 4 February 2011.

AOC says feedstocks used to produce the raw materials for manufacturing unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins and gel-coats continue to increase based on natural gas and crude oil strong demand and production issues.

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