Avantor Performance Materials

Avantor™ Performance Materials Announces Price Increase

editor, 09 April 2011

Phillipsburg, New Jersey –April 8, 2011 – Avantor™ Performance Materials (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker) has announced that it will raise prices on most of its chemical products worldwide, effective April 18, 2011. The percentage of increase will vary by product and manufacturing location.

In addition to crude oil prices, the costs for a variety of materials such as ethylene, propylene, butadiene and inorganic materials (e.g., sulfur-based and phosphorous-based products) have risen dramatically in recent months. As a result, overall materials and operating costs are now much higher.

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