Reichhold Announces Price Increase for European Composites Industry

Effective as of April 1st, 2014

DURHAM, N.C.--()--Reichhold’s European operations have continued to experience increases in raw material costs with different impacts depending on product chemistries. PIA (Purified Isophtalic Acid) and DCPD (Dicyclopentadiene) costs are impacted by tight availability and by various Force Majeure Announcements made recently. The situation will be closely monitored and customers to be affected by any necessary price increases will be notified.

We appreciate the understanding of our customers as we continue doing everything possible to limit the impact of rising costs and limited raw material availability upon product pricing and supply.

For more information on Reichhold’s technologies for the composites industry, visit or email

Reichhold Corporate Communications, +1-919-990-7876

About Reichhold

Founded in 1927, Reichhold, with its world headquarters and technology center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of unsaturated polyester resins and a leading supplier of coating resins for the industrial, transportation, building and construction, marine, consumer and graphic arts markets. Reichhold has manufacturing operations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Reichhold’s composite brands are:



All standard Reichhold resin products for composites, for both reinforced and non-reinforced applications



High-performance vinyl ester resins designed specifically for excellent hydrolytic stability in applications such as boat building and spa manufacturing


Compounded products, chiefly gelcoats and bonding pastes; also the brand for LP-additives for SMC/ BMC and pultrusion


Industrial resin products (especially vinyl ester resins), including those for corrosion-resistant, flame-retardant and pultrusion applications; also the brand for higher performance polyester resins across all markets


“GREEN” products containing renewable and/or recycled materials


Joan Grace, +1-919-990-7876


Joan Grace, +1-919-990-7876