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Shin-Etsu to Hike Silicone Product Prices From January

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063) has announced a price change for all of its silicone products. Starting from shipments for January next year, the company will raise prices by 10 to 20 percent. The price of metallic silicon – a main raw material for silicone – has risen, and further increases are expected, a Shin-Etsu representative says. As it has...

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Tokai Carbon to Raise Fine-Carbon Product Prices by 15%

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has announced an increase of 15 percent over its current sales prices for fine-carbon, special-graphite products beginning with deliveries on July 1. The company explained that the price hike stems from a sharp decline in the special-graphite market caused by drastic changes in the balance of supply and demand. This situation has hurt profitability. Tokai...

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Bridgestone to Raise Seismic Isolation Rubber Prices by 10%

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will increase the price of seismic isolation rubber shipped to Japanese manufacturers by 10 percent on July 1. The company attributes the price hike to the increasing cost of natural rubber required to make seismic isolation rubber, as well as to higher prices for petrochemical ingredients used in synthetic rubber and iron ore that serves as a...

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Pirelli Japan to Increase Domestic Tire Prices

Pirelli Japan Co. Ltd. has announced that it will increase the prices of its Pirelli and Metzeler-branded tires on June 1. Summer tires for passenger vehicles and SUVs will be increased in price by an average of 6 percent, and motorcycle tire prices will be increased by 6.5 percent. This will be followed by a 6-percent increase to passenger vehicle...

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Ube Industries to Raise Prices of Polyamides 6, 66 and 12

Ube Industries Ltd. (TYO:4208) will raise its prices of polyamide 6, polyamide 66 and polyamide 12 (Ubesta), starting with shipments on April 20. The scope of the price increase is 50 yen ($0.45) per kilogram for polyamide 6 and polyamide 66, while polyamide 12 will see a price hike of 100 yen. The increases come as Ube Industries aims to...

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Nippon A&L to Increase Synthetic Latex Rubber Prices

Nippon A&L Inc. has announced that it will increase the price of its synthetic latex rubber starting from April 1. Per dry kilogram, the company will increase the prices of its latex for paper processing by 50 yen ($0.45), general manufacturing latex by 55 yen, nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) latex by 65 yen and vinylpyridine (VP) latex by 75 yen. According...

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