Thiele Announces Kaolin Price Increase

Thiele Kaolin Co., Sandersville, Ga., USA, will implement a price increase of up to 8% on kaolin products for all markets as contracts allow, effective January 1. Eric Tillirson, VP and director of sales, marketing, and technical services, noted that "Thiele must adjust prices to help offset the rapid escalation of variable costs, including power, transportation, and chemicals."

Tillirson added that "Thiele remains committed to aggressively seeking out and implementing cost savings measures whenever possible to minimize the need for future increases."