Lanxess raises rubber chemicals prices

ERJ staff report (BC)

Leverkusen, Germany – Speciality chemicals company Lanxess will increase its prices worldwide for rubber chemicals with effect from 1 July 2013. The company says the increases are required to offset higher production costs.

The price increases will affect the Vulkanox (antidegradant) and Vulkacit (accelerator) product groups, and will range between 0.05 €/kg and 0.20 €/kg (0.10 US$ and 0.30 US$) depending on the product and region.

The rubber chemicals Vulkanox and Vulkacit are primarily used in the manufacture of rubber products such as tires,…

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