Maastricht, The Netherlands – Arlanxeo has announced price rises for its ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber grades sold under Keltan brand.
In Europe, Middle East and Africa, a price rise of up to €150 per tonne has been put into effect as of 16 March.
In Latin America, the product price will increase up to $150 per tonne, effective 1 April. In NAFTA, the rise will also be effective 1 April and be up to $150 per tonne.
The measure, said Arlanxeo, is the result of the overall market and cost developments of recent months.
The Lanxess-Saudi Aramco rubber JV raised prices for the same products in February citing the same reasons.
The latest announcement adds to a series of price rises by synthetic rubber producers over recent months.
The list below looks at some of the price-rise announcements by leading suppliers since the beginning of 2017
|Date (dd/mm)||Company||Product||effective (dd/mm)||Price rise/Comments|
|22/3||Arlanxeo||EPDM (Keltan)||16/3||In Europe, Middle East and Africa, a price rise of up to €150 per tonne|
|22/3||Arlanxeo||EPDM (Keltan)||1/4||In Latin America, the product price will increase up to $150 per tonne, effective 1 April. In NAFTA, the rise will also be effective 1 April and be up to $150 per tonne.|
|6/3||Kuraray||Septon and Hybrar as well as polyurethane-based TU-Polymer elastomers||1/4||$0.50 per kilogramme ($0.23 per pound).|
|2/3||Chemours Co||fluoropolymer products||1/3||Up to 10%|
|28/2||Denka Performance Elastomer||polychloroprene rubber (Neoprene)||1/4||Minimum $600 (€570) per tonne for the US and other global markets|
|27/2||Arlanxeo||Chloroprene rubber (Baypren)||1/3||In EMEA, LatAm and Asia, the price adjustment per tonne is up to €700.|
|27/2||Arlanxeo||Chloroprene rubber (Baypren)||22/2||North America prices increase up to $770 per tonne|
|17/2||Kuraray||liquid rubber, trans polyisoprene, Isobam water soluble resins & liquid BR||15/2||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” will be raised by $0.68/kg or $0.31/lb or €0.63/kg.|
|7/2||Kraton||all Kraton styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) polymers||1/2||$330 per tonne|
|2/2||Arlanxeo||EPDM||1/2||In EMEA about €125 per tonne|
|2/2||Arlanxeo||EPDM||Mid-Feb||In China and Latin America about $150 per tonne by mid-February.|
|31/2||Zeon||TPE SIS Quintac||1/3||$220 per tonne|