Zeon raises SR, latex and chemicals prices

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, “has continued to suffer due to price hikes of crude oil and naphtha, despite our continuing efforts to reduce manufacturing costs,” according to a statement from the firm.
The rubber and latex increase take…

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