Kuraray increases elastomer prices again

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

In a 4 June 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.

This is the second time Kuraray is raising the prices for the materials this year, following a similar $0.25/kg hike in March.

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

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