Press release
Corporate Press
November 30, 2007

Methacrylates Business Unit Increases Prices for Methacrylate Monomers

The Methacrylates Business Unit of Evonik Industries, a leading global supplier of methacrylate chemicals, is increasing prices for methacrylate monomers.

The new prices apply worldwide except for the NAFTA Region. Pricing for this region has already been announced by CYRO Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Evonik.

Effective January 1, 2008, the following price increases will apply, if permissible under existing agreements.


Methyl Methacrylate + 70 € / mt

Methacrylic Acid + 30 € / mt

Butyl Methacrylate + 135 € / mt

Hydroxy Esters + 30 € - 50 € / mt

Specialty Esters & Crosslinkers + 30 € - 50 € / mt

Rest of the World (except NAFTA):

Methyl Methacrylate + 100 $ / mt

Methacrylic Acid + 50 $ / mt

Butyl Methacrylate + 200 $ / mt

Hydroxy Esters + 40 $ - 80 $ / mt

Specialty Esters & Crosslinkers + 40 $ - 80 $ / mt

The increase has been necessitated by increases in the costs of raw materials, energy, and logistics.

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 2006 more than 43,000 employees generated sales of about Euro 14.8 billion and an operating profit (EBIT) of over Euro 1.2 billion.


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