Press release
Corporate Press
July 25, 2008

Price Increase for VESTAMIN® in NAFTA

Evonik Industries’ Coatings & Additives Business Unit announces a price increase for the product group VESTAMIN® in NAFTA by 8%, effective October 1st, 2008. In these extraordinary times the chemical industry is experiencing increases in raw material and energy cost of an unpredictable magnitude. These steadily rising costs especially for energy, feedstock, packaging and logistics made this decision unavoidable, despite continuous efforts to further enhance productivity and to reduce cost through various energy saving initiatives.

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 (EBIT) of more than €1.3 billion.


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