Ashland Declares Price Rise for Gelcoats, Unsaturated Polyester and Epoxy Vinyl Ester Resins in North America

Ashland recently declared that the price for composite materials will be increased in North America.

The price for unsaturated polyester resins sold under Envirez, Aropol, Arotran, and Polaris brands as well as that for Epoxy vinyl ester resins and other specialty resins sold under Hetron, Neulon, Derakane, Modar, and AME brands will increase by $0.05/lb, while the price for Gelcoats sold under Enguard and Maxguard brands will rise by $0.06/lb.

The price rise will be effective from January 1, 2017, or according to contracts.

The price increases are being seen as a result of surge in major raw materials.