Leverkusen, Germany-Lanxess AG has raised prices for its technical rubbers, from 1 Jan, subject to contracts. The following products are affected
Buna EP (EPDM) Euro 0.25/kg
Perbunan/Krynac (NBR) Euro 0.25/kg
Baypren (CR) Euro 0.15/kg
Therban (HNBR) Euro 0.50/kg
Levapren/LevameltÂ® (EVM) Euro 0.35/kg
ESBR EUR 0.20/kg
Commenting on the need for such price increases, Juergen Gunther, head of marketing in Lanxess' Technical Rubber Products unit, explained that, these products still do not have â€œsufficient profitability.â€ This is despite recent rises in the price of these products, as well as continuing internal cost-cutting, he added.