Prices will increase in the USA by US$0.06/lb and in Canada by CN$0.13/kg.

Both price increases are effective for shipments on, and after, 17 December 2010.

AOC, headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, USA, says continued supply shortages and tightness in various markets have increased feedstock and raw material prices used to produce unsaturated polyester resins and gel-coats. Additionally, key raw materials continue to be diverted to foreign/export markets due to strong demand coupled with regional shortages and tightness.