polyvinyl chloride

Tosoh Set to Raise Prices on PVC Paste From Next Month

Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) has announced that it will be raising its prices for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) paste by over 16 yen ($0.14) per kilogram as of Nov. 1. The company had previously announced on July 19 that it would be increasing its PVC price by 10 yen per kilogram. But with the cost of domestically produced naphtha – a basic...

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Price Hikes Set for Synthetic Rubber, Carbon Black and More

Synthetic rubber, carbon black and a range of other raw materials have entered into a major period of price rises. This comes as price spikes for crude oil and naphtha – as well as the rising costs of distribution – place increasing pressure on companies in the industry. In synthetic rubber, industry leader JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) has announced that it...

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Shin-Etsu Chemical Plans 110B Yen of Capital Investment for Silicones Business

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063), a major player in the market for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and silicone products, recently announced that it is looking to invest nearly 110 billion yen ($982.1 million) into facilities for its silicones business. These investments will be implemented in stages over approximately the next two and a half years, with the company improving its capacity...

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Shin-Etsu Plans January Price Hike for PVC

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063) recently announced that it will raise its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) price by at least 15 yen per kilogram for shipments from Jan. 21 onward. Explaining the decision, a company representative said that crude oil and naphtha prices are expected to continue increasing from autumn onward, and that costs are also rising for utilities, transport and...

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