Hempel announces global price increase

Leading coatings manufacturer Hempel will increase sales prices of products and solutions as raw material prices continue to escalate.

The cost of key raw materials used in the manufacturing of coatings is now significantly higher compared to the beginning of 2020, and the trend is continuing.

For example, from January 2020 to January 2021, the cost of epoxy increased by 60 per cent in Europe, 40 per cent in North America and 20 per cent in North Asia (source: Technon Orbichem Epoxide Resins; Liquid Spot). In the same period, the price of zinc increased more than 16 per cent globally, while copper prices rose more than 30 per cent (source: London Metal Exchange).

“We’re witnessing an ongoing rise in prices for key raw materials due to increased global demand for feedstock as well as logistic challenges. This has a heavy impact on global supply and contributes to higher prices,” says Michael Hansen, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Hempel.

He continues: “We have made every effort to control and absorb the increases over the last 12 months. It is no longer possible for us to fully absorb the effects as raw material prices continue to rise. We have no other option than to increase the prices of products and solutions. Our focus remains on delivering value to and serving our customers across the world.”



Sandra Baekby-Hansen, Communication Manager
Email: sabae@hempel.com
Phone: +45 2137 2985

Michael Hansen, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Hempel

About Hempel

As a world-leading supplier of trusted coating solutions, Hempel is a global company with strong values, working with customers in the decorative, marine, infrastructure and energy industries. Hempel factories, R&D centres and stock points are established in every region.

Across the globe, Hempel’s paints and coatings can be found in almost every country of the world. They protect and beautify buildings, infrastructure and other assets, and play an essential role in our customers’ businesses. They help minimise maintenance costs, improve aesthetics and increase energy efficiency.

At Hempel, our purpose is to shape a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions. We firmly believe that we will succeed as a business only if we place sustainability at our heart. Not only is it the right thing to do, it will strengthen our competitive position, make ourselves more resilient and reduce our risk.

Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915. It is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which ensures a solid economic base for the Hempel Group and supports cultural, social, humanitarian and scientific purposes around the world.