The price increase of US$0.06/lb in the US and CN$0.14/kg in Canada applies to all products shipped on, or after, 16 March 2013.

AOC, headquartered in Tennessee, USA, reports that the increase is due to recent significant cost pressures for both feedstock materials and the raw materials that are used to produce vinyl ester resins, in particular, feedstock price increases for benzene and propylene, and additional increases for epoxy and methacrylic acid.