Great Lakes Chemical hikes pool & spa prices

Chlorinated isocyanurates-containing products to go up 10 cents/lb by Oct. 1, with 7% increase on all other pool and spa chemicals, for BioLab unit customers...

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 1, 2004 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- Great Lakes Chemical Corp. today announced that its BioLab Recreational Water division will increase prices for its pool and spa chemicals sold in the United States.

Prices will increase by $0.10/lb on all products containing Chlorinated Isocyanurates effective Oct. 1, 2004, or as contracts permit. In addition, a price increase of up to 7% will go into effect on all other pool and spa chemicals. The increases are driven by higher raw material and energy costs as well as higher transportation costs incurred by the company.

Based in Lawrenceville, GA, BioLab Inc. supplies water treatment products for recreational and industrial applications on a global basis and specialty household consumer products in the U.S. BioLab is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Lakes Chemical Corporation.

Great Lakes Chemical Corporation is the world's leading producer of certain specialty chemicals for such applications as water treatment, household cleaners, flame retardants, polymer stabilizers, fire suppressants, and performance chemicals.


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