Press release
Corporate Press
March 29, 2010

Evonik announces price increase

Effective April 1, 2010, or as contract terms allow, Evonik Industries’ Household Care Business Line will increase the prices for all products marketed in Europe in the range of 10 %.

These price increases are primarily being driven by increased cost for major raw materials used in the production of the cleaning and softening products – including quaternaries, specialty surfactants, organo modified silicones, and performance additives.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2008 about 41,000 employees generated sales of about €15.9 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.2 billion.


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