Troy Corp., Florham Park, N.J., announced that higher costs for key raw materials, packaging, transportation, regulatory compliance and energy related products and services make it necessary to increase prices for certain Polyphase products effective February 20, 2006, and as contracts allow. Prices will be increased 7 percent to 12 percent for the following products: Polyphase 588, Polyphase 600, Polyphase 641, Polyphase EC17, Polyphase WD17, Polyphase FX20, Polyphase FX30 and Polyphase FX40. Visit for more information.

In response to rising propylene prices, Dow Chemical Co. announces that it will raise off-list prices on a number of products in its Oxygenated Solvents portfolio in North America, effective March 1, 2006, including Isopropanol, 2-Ethylhexoic Acid, 2-Ethylhexanol, n-Butanol and Isobutanol.

Maroon Inc., Avon, Ohio, will be representing Hydrite Chemical Co.'s recently acquired line of Patcote brand of defoamers. Maroon is now responsible for selling Hydrite's complete range of defoamers in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Eastern Indiana, Western Pennsylvania, Western New York and West Virginia.