Lanxess rubber chemical prices to rise

New Year, new prices. As of 1 January, German specialty chemicals firm Lanxess will increase prices for the rubber chemicals supplied by its Rubber Chemicals business units. The company says this move is necessary to offset raw material cost increases expected in the first quarter of 2014.

All product lines are affected, including Vulkanox antidegradants, Vulkacit accelerators as well as Specialty Chemicals such as bonding agents (Cohedur), retarders (Vulkalent), plasticizers (Vulkanol) and DBD based peptizers (Renacit). Increases will range from 0.05 Euro/kg to 0.30 Euro/kg, depending on the product and region.

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