Orion introduces EPA surcharge in North America

Kingwood, Texas – Orion Engineered Carbons has introduced an environmental compliance surcharge or “EPA surcharge” of 1.5 cents/pound to its price agreements for all products manufactured in North America.

The surcharge will be implemented as of 1 April 2019 and will cover all products sold by the company’s rubber and speciality carbon black business units.

In a 20 Dec statement, the carbon black supplier said the surcharge was intended to offset the “incremental variable costs” incurred by its compliance with a 2017 consent decree with the US…

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