Kuraray increases prices of elastomers

Tokyo-Kuraray Co. Ltd, a Japanese supplier of hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers and other specialty materials, will raise prices of its Septon, Hybrar, Isobam, Kuramiron and LIR materials in Japan and all other export markets effective 11 Oct 2005.

The firm said the price increase is necessary to cover increasing energy and feedstock prices, which have caused “a steady increase in the cost to produce these specialty high performance materials.

“It is necessary to recover a portion of these increases to ensure ability to provide reliable future supply,”…

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