Kuraray raises elastomer prices for third time in 2017

Tokyo – Japanese chemicals company Kuraray has raised prices for its elastomer products for a third time in just over two months.

Kuraray announced 6 March that its elastomers business unit would raise prices of all styrenic copolymers Septon and Hybrar as well as polyurethane-based TU-Polymer elastomers by $0.50 per kilogram. ($0.23 per pound).

The price hikes will be effective 1 April and will include all regions.

The same materials were already expected to see a price rise as of $0.45/kg by 1 March, following an earlier rise…

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