Latex suppliers raising prices in Europe

By Patrick Raleigh ERJ On-line news editor

Basel, Switzerland/Marl, Germany-Two of Europe’s leading latex products suppliers have increased prices in response to sustained high prices for their monomer feedstocks, particularly styrene.

PolymerLatex GmbH is to increase prices across its product range by Euro150/tonne with effect from 1 Oct due to “continued drastic raw material cost increases.” The move follows a Euro180/tonne across-the-board hike in August and Euro120/tonne on the firm’s SBR-latices dry from 1 July.

For the August adjustment, PolymerLatex cited a 36-percent (Euro250/tonne) rise in the…

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