By Liz White, ERJ staff
Tokyo-Zeon Corp. announced price increases for a range of synthetic rubber and latex products, 24 Dec. These rises follow a 1 Dec announcement from the Japanese supplier of a rise in prices for various chemicals.
Zeon attributes these increases to the need to raise product profitability, which, â€œhas continued to suffer due to price hikes of crude oil and naphtha, despite our continuing efforts to reduce manufacturing costs,â€ according to a statement from the firm.
The rubber and latex increase take…