Maastricht, The Netherlands – Synthetic rubber supplier Arlanxeo has increased prices for EPDM rubber grades for the third time this year.
In a 19-Sept statement, Arlanxeo said price adjustments in Europe, Middle East and Africa will be up to €100/tonne, effective 18 Sept.
In Latin America prices will go up by $120/tonne, effective 1 Oct, while in North America the price rise will be $0.05/lb as of 18 Oct.
Arlanxeo announced two rounds of price rises for the materials, which it markets under the brand name Keltan, in January and June this year.
The price rise in January was global, covering Asia and China as well as other regions. The June price hike was exclusive to EMEA and Latin America.
EPDM products are used in applications like automotive, building & construction, plastics modification, consumer goods, cable & wire, and tubes.