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DSM set to raise elastomer prices globally

Singapore – DSM is to increase prices for its Arnitel co-polyester elastomer (COPE) products, citing “significant and continuing cost increases of main raw materials throughout 2017 and early 2018.”

The price rise of €225 per tonne on the COPE was among a series of global increases announced 15 Feb across DSM Engineering Plastics’ polymer portfolio.

The hikes, which affect customers of several of DSM’s polyamide and thermoplastic polyester products, are effective 1 April or as contracts allow.

Last November, DSM announced that it was expanding the capacity of its…

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