Kuraray raises rubber prices

Tokyo – Kuraray Co. ltd is increasing prices for some of materials, including liquid rubber, trans polyisoprene and Isobam water soluble resins for shipments on or after 1 March, the Japanese supplier announced 15 Feb.

Prices for liquid isoprene rubber, trans-polyisoprene rubber, and Isobam isobutylene water-soluble resin will each go up by $0.23/kg, or $0.10/lb or €0.21/kg.

Price of “liquid butadiene rubber, etc”, said Kuraray, will be raised by $0.68/kg or $0.31/lb or €0.63/kg.

The price rise is a result of increasing feedstock prices during the course of 2016 and early…

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