Great Lakes Chemical hikes prices for recreational pool, spa chemicals

At BioLab division, prices will increase by up to 35% on all products containing chlorinated isocyanurates effective Feb. 1, 2005, or as contracts permit. In addition, a price increase of up to 10% will go into effect on all other pool and spa products. The increases are driven by recent dramatically higher costs in chlorinated isocyanurates. Additionally, costs of other key raw materials, energy and packaging materials have experienced unprecedented increases...

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 23, 2004 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- Great Lakes Chemical Corp.'s BioLab Recreational Water division will increase prices for its recreational water pool and spa chemicals sold in the U.S.

Prices will increase by up to 35% on all products containing chlorinated isocyanurates effective Feb. 1, 2005, or as contracts permit. In addition, a price increase of up to 10% will go into effect on all other pool and spa products. The increases are driven by recent dramatically higher costs in chlorinated isocyanurates. Additionally, costs of other key raw materials, energy and packaging materials have experienced unprecedented increases.

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.

About Great Lakes Chemical
Great Lakes Chemical Corp. (www.greatlakes.com) 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 products.

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