Kuraray to raise elastomers prices

Tokyo – Japanese materials supplier Kuraray is raising the prices of some of its elastomers globally, effective 1 March.

In a 15 Feb release, the company said all styrenic copolymers Septon, Hybrar and polyurethane-based TU-Polymer elastomers will see a price rise of $0.25 per kilogramme.

Kuraray said increasing feedstock prices from late autumn 2017 had led to higher costs for the production of the speciality high performance materials.

“It is necessary to recover a portion of these increases to ensure ongoing supply and new product innovation,” the company explained.

Kuraray raised…

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