Lonza raises biocide product prices

Swiss company announces a price increase of 12-15% on all halohydantoin products which includes Dantobrom, Dantochlor and Dantoin tablet, briquette and granular biocides...

ALLENDALE, NJ, May 10, 2005 -- Lonza has announced a price increase of 12-15% on all halohydantoin products which includes Dantobrom®, Dantochlor® and Dantoin® tablet, briquette and granular biocides.

The increase becomes effective June 1. The company cites unprecedented and ongoing, raw material, energy, and transportation cost increases as justification for the action.

Lonza (www.lonza.com) is a life sciences driven company, based in Switzerland, which generated sales of CHF 2.18 billion [US$1.82 billion] in 2004. It operates 18 production and R&D facilities in eight countries and employs 5,670 people worldwide. It's is one of the leading custom manufacturers of chemical intermediates and active ingredients as well as biopharmaceuticals for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. In addition, the company also offers organic intermediates for a wide range of applications and provides antimicrobial and associated products as well as polymer intermediates and compounds.

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