W. R. Grace to increase prices for its Fluid Catalytic Cracking catalysts and additives during 2022 or as contracts allow; company notes rapidly escalating costs for key raw materials and energy, including aluminum-derived chemicals and natural gas

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COLUMBIA, Maryland , April 5, 2022 (press release) –

W. R. Grace & Co. stated today that it will increase prices for its Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts and additives this year as contracts allow.

As Grace offers products and services that continue to deliver increasing value, it faces rapidly escalating costs for key raw materials and energy, including aluminum-derived chemicals and natural gas. In addition, freight and logistics costs continue to rise at an extraordinary rate.

Grace remains focused on reducing operational expenses through increased efficiencies; however, those efforts cannot completely offset unprecedented inflationary trends.

We will initiate pricing actions necessary to sustain our on-going investment in new technology, enhanced technical services, and leading manufacturing capabilities to serve our global customers.


About Grace

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace, a Standard Industries company, is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. With approximately 4,300 employees, Grace operates and/or sells to customers in over 60 countries. More information about Grace is available at grace.com.

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