Hempel to Increase Prices 5 to 15%

Tuesday, July 13, 2004
The sharply increasing raw material costs and their influence on the global economy now forces Hempel to react.

The oil price has been increasing and is currently at a record high. The majority of raw materials used in the paint industry are oil related. Paint raw materials such as epoxy resins have, over the past months, increased markedly, some even as much as 30%. Due to the general positive trend in the world economy, the price of metal is also under pressure, in particular Zinc and Copper. These metals constitute a major part of the cost of many protective and marine coatings.

Apart from the raw material cost increases the paint industry is faced with increasing demands from both federal and local authorities regarding raw material testing and registrations. These additional tasks have an extra impact on the cost of our products.

Hempel's first reaction to increasing costs is to exploit further rationalisations and productivity increases. This has been done, however, as the trend is continuing we are no longer in a position where we can absorb the increase. Therefore, we now see no other options than to increase our prices. The increases will vary from product to product depending on raw materials used. The level will be between 5 and 15%.

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Electronics

From Security to Efficiency Modern Vessel Tracking

More so than many other fields of business, the maritime industry is focused on cost, which in turn gives the appearance of being conservative towards technology.

New Hamburg Süd Ships to Feature Nacos Platinum Systems

L-3 SAM Electronics has announced  that, via its L-3 Marine Systems Korea subsidiary, it has been awarded a contract to provide its NACOS Platinum navigation, automation and control system,

Reach Bags Technip ROV Work

Reach Subsea has secured a deal worth up to $10.3 million with Technip to provide remote-operated vehicle services on a newbuild subsea construction vessel to be supplied by Eidesvik Offshore.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2713 sec (4 req/sec)