Arkema subsidiary Coatex to increase prices of thickeners and dispersants in NAFTA region by US$0.03-$0.05/lb., effective April 1

CHESTER, South Carolina , March 15, 2012 () – Effective April 1, 2012 or as contracts allow, COATEX Inc will increase the list and off-list selling prices of its Thickener and Dispersant product lines offered to the Paper, Mineral Processing, Construction, and Industrial Markets for the NAFTA Region by $0.03/lb to $0.05/lb.

This increase is necessary to respond to increasing raw material costs needed to manufacture our product lines.

About Coatex:
Coatex designs and produces rheology additives for aqueous formulations and waterborne processes. Innovation for Sustainable Development as a core strategy, Coatex is developing highly performing additives to serve a wide variety of applications, such as Waterborne Paints & Coatings, Paper coating, Minerals Processing, Construction and Water treatment. With production sites in France, Netherlands, USA and China, Coatex employs more than 300 people. Coatex is a subsidiary of the Arkema group, France’s leading chemicals producer.

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