DCC® has initiated a price increase or surcharge for all Bismuth Vanadate (Pigment Yellow 184), Chrome Yellow (Pigment Yellow 34) and Molybdate Orange (Pigment Red 104) pigments that are utilized in the coatings and plastics industries worldwide. This has been necessitated as a result of the elevated and increasing costs of the metal based raw materials used during the manufacture of these products. Commodity prices have escalated in recent months due to a global shortage in supply. Prices are expected to continue to increase during 2018.