The price increase of US$0.06 per pound in the USA and CN$0.13 per kg in Canada is effective for shipments on, and after, 7 March 2011.

According to AOC, feedstocks such as butane, propylene, and BTX (benzene/toluene/xylene) used to make key raw materials for unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins continue to increase, compounding increases due to supply shortages.

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