November 2012
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Ashland Water Technologies to Increase Prices for Polyacrylamides in Europe

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Ashland Water Technologies, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., reports that it will increase prices for its portfolio of polyacrylamide and polyacrylate chemistries sold in Europe by a minimum of 5% to 10%, or as contracts allow. The price increases become effective immediately.

"Steep cost escalation for critical raw materials, energy, and transportation make these increases necessary. We will continue to work in partnership with our customers to help mitigate these increases," said Charles Robinson, VP, StreamLink Specialty Chemicals, Ashland Water Technologies. "Responding to changing market conditions enables us to continue our industry-leading product support and deliver value to our customers."

Ashland Water Technologies is a global producer of polyacrylamide polymers, technical superabsorbents, and polyacrylate specialties used in papermaking, municipal water treatment, mining, oilfield applications, and various industrial market segments. Its process, utility, and functional chemistries are used to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, and help ensure environmental compliance.



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