Degussa raising silica prices

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Frankfurt, Germany-Degussa AG’s Advanced Fillers & Pigments business unit is to increase prices for its performance silica products by Euro75/tonne as of 1 Oct, the company has announced.

“Costs for raw material, energy, human resources and freight have increased to such an extent that Degussa is no longer in a position to absorb those,” said an 8 Sept company statement. This, it added, was “despite of an intensive cost management and a higher efficiency in its production processes.”

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