Celanese Chemicals Announces Solvent Price Increases

Celanese Chemicals (NYSE:CE) will increase off-list selling prices for all solvent products, as listed below, effective Oct. 1, 2006, or as contracts allow.

                     USA, Canada and Mexico  South and Central America
       Product              US $/LB.                  US $/MT
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Celtone                      $0.10                      $220
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Ethyl Acetate                $0.04                       $88
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Isobutanol                   $0.04                       $88
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Isobutyl Acetate             $0.06                      $132
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Isopropyl Acetate            $0.04                       $88
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MEK                          $0.03                       $66
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Methyl Acetate               $0.05                      $110
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Methyl Formate               $0.05                      $110
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MIBC                         $0.03                       $66
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MIBK                         $0.03                       $66
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n-Butanol                    $0.04                       $88
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n-Butyl Acetate              $0.06                      $132
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N-Butyraldehyde              $0.04                       $88
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n-Propanol                   $0.03                       $66
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n-Propyl Acetate             $0.05                      $110
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Propionaldehyde              $0.03                       $66
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About Celanese Chemicals

The Celanese Chemicals business of Celanese Corporation is a world leader in the production of acetyls, emulsions and certain specialty chemicals, with sales of around $ 4.3 billion in 2005. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Celanese Chemicals employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide and operates production facilities in the United States, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, France, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Slovenia and the UK.

About Celanese

As a global leader in the chemicals industry, Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) makes products essential to everyday living. Our products, found in consumer and industrial applications, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Net sales totaled $6.1 billion in 2005, with approximately 60% generated outside of North America. Known for operational excellence and execution of its business strategies, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with innovations and best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 9,300 employees worldwide. For more information on Celanese Corporation, please visit the company's website at www.celanese.com.

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