CHEMICAL MARKETS CATALYST RESOURCES BOOSTS PRICES

CHEMICAL MARKETS CATALYST RESOURCES BOOSTS PRICES

Catalyst Resources Inc. announced a price increase of 7 percent to 10 percent for several product lines effective March 1, 1988 for spot customers and April 1, 1988 for contract customers.

The new increases on Aztec products are the following:* T-butyl Peracetate 75 percent MS - a 75 percent solution of the peroxyester in odorless mineral spirits for ethylene and styrene polymer - 34 cents/lb.

Aztec t-butyl Peracetate 60 percent MS - A 60 percent solution in odorless mineral spirits - 27 cents/lb.

* T-butyl Peracetate 50 percent MS - a 50 percent solution in odorless mineral spirits for ethylene and styrene polymerization - 21 cents/lb.

* T-butyl Perbenzoate - a high purity liquid peroxyester for the polymerization of monomers and unsaturated polymers - 18 cents/lb.

* T-butyl Peroxypivalate 75 percent MS - a 75 percent solution for adical catalyzed polymerization of vinyl monomers - 19 cents/lb.

* T-butyl Percotoate - a pure medium temperature peroxyester for polymerization of vinyl monomers - 22 cents/lb.

* T-butyl Percotoate 50 percent DOP - a 50 percent solution in dioctyl phthalate - 19 cents/lb.

* T-butyl Percotoate 50 percent MS - a 50 percent solution in odorless mineral spirits - 19 cents/lb.

* T-butyl Hydroperoxide 70 percent Aqueous - a 70 percent solution of t- alkyl hydroperoxide in water - 13 cents/lb.

* Di-t-butyl Peroxide - a liquid dialkyl peroxide - 12 cents/lb.

* 1,1 Bis (t-butylperoxy) Cyclohexane 80 percent BBP - an 80 percent solution of the peroxyketal in butyl benzyl phthalate - 31 cents/lb.

* 3,3,5 Tri 92 percent - a 92 percent 1,1 Bis (t-butylperoxy) 3,3,5 Trimethyl Cyclohexane - 20 cents/lb.

* 3,3,5 Tr 75 percent - a 75 percent solution of the peroxyketal in dibutyl phthalate - 20 cents/lb.

* TKB - a specialty blend of peroxides for BMC and SMC applications - 33 cents/lb.

* T-amyl Peroxypivalate - a 75 percent solution in odorless mineral spirits - 19 cents/lb.

* T-butyl Peroxyisobutyrate - a 75 percent solution in odorless mineral spirits - 54 cents/lb.

The company will also increase the price of its peroxyester and perketal dilutions and blends by 8 percent.

The company attributes the new prices mainly to increases in raw materials, although packaging and increased transportation costs of operating a highly specialized refrigerated fleet also are factors.

All freight terms and other condition of sale will remain the same.

AIDS Terminology

AIDS-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

ARC-AIDS related complex.

CMV-Cytomegalovirus. Opportunistic infection, can cause blindness, be fatal in AIDS patients.

CNS-Central nervous system.

ELISA or EIA-Enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay. Used to screen blood for HIV antibodies.

HIV-Human immunodeficiency virus. Previously called HTLV-III or LAV.

IND-Investigational New Drug.

Orphan drug-Indicated for rare diseases.

PCP-Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Common opportunistic infection in AIDS patients.

PGL-Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy.

Phase I-Safety testing and pharmacological profiling in humans.

Phase II-Effectiveness testing in humans.

Phase III-Extensive clinical trials in humans.

Source: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association