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Hexion Specialty Chemicals To Raise Pricing For Bisphenol A In The Americas

July 3, 2006 at 11:50 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - (July 3, 2006) - Hexion Specialty Chemicals announced today that effective July 15, 2006, or as contracts allow, it will increase all off-list prices of bisphenol A (BPA) in North and South America by 5 cents per pound. All standard terms and conditions apply. This change is being driven by the steep increase in costs for benzene and other key raw materials.

About Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Specialty Chemicals serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Specialty Chemicals is owned by an affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P. Additional information is available at www.hexion.com.

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Business Manager, Base Epoxy Resins & Intermediates
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