Press release
Corporate Press
September 3, 2008

Evonik announces Sodium Percarbonate price increase

Effective October 1st or as contracts permit, Evonik´s Household Care Business Line will increase process of all grades of sodium percarbonate up to 30%.

This price increase is due to cost increases in the manufacturing and distribution of sodium percarbonate; specifically, increases for energy costs, major raw materials and transportation. The increase is necessary as Evonik is dedicated to ensure long term sustainable supply to our customers.

Our Sales Representatives will be contacting customers with specific details.

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 2007 about 43,000 employees generated sales of about €14.4 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of more than €2.2 billion.


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