Zeon raises SR prices

Tokyo-Zeon Corp. has announced price increases across its entire range of synthetic rubbers with effect from 1 April. The Japanese group’s portfolio encompasses styrene butadiene, butadiene, nitrile, hydrogenated nitrile, chlorohydrin and acrylic rubber.

The increases range from Yen19/kg (Euro0.15/kg) for polybutadiene, up to Yen25/kg for chlorohydrin rubber.

“Product profitability has continued to suffer due to price hikes for crude oil, naphtha, butadiene, styrene and acrylonitrile despite our continuing efforts to reduce manufacturing costs,” said a Zeon statement.

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