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Tosoh Pursues Price Increase of 16 Yen or More for All Polyethylene Resins

Chemicals company Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042) is set to revise its prices for polyethylene resin. Scheduled to come in for deliveries beginning Nov. 1, the change will increase the prices of Tosoh polyethylene resin products by at least 16 yen ($0.14) per kilogram. Addressing its reasoning for the decision, Tosoh noted that the price of domestically produced naphtha – a key...

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Shin-Etsu Chemical to Increase Prices of All Silicone Products Worldwide

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (TYO:4063) is set to raise prices both in Japan and abroad for all silicone products handled by the company’s silicone division. Most prices here will rise by between 10 and 20 percent, although some will increase by even more. The new prices will apply to products shipping from October onward. Shin-Etsu Chemical previously announced price revisions...

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Mitsui Chemicals to Raise Prices on Mitsui EPT as of December

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) is set to raise its selling price for Mitsui EPT. The change will apply to all lines of the material, and will affect shipments Dec. 1 onward. Sales in the Japanese market will have their prices increased by 20 yen ($0.19) per kilogram. Meanwhile, sales to overseas customers will see a price increase of $200 per...

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Tokai Carbon Raises All Carbon Black Prices by 6 Yen Per Kilogram

Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has raised prices by 6 yen per kilogram for all carbon black products, implementing this for all shipments to be delivered from May 1 onward. In explaining the price increase, the major carbon black manufacturer says that, due to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) tightening its restrictions on the permitted sulfur content of bunker fuel,...

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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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JSR Plans Price Hikes for Synthetic Rubbers, Emulsions

Major synthetic rubber firm JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) announced on Oct. 1 that it will be increasing prices for a range of its synthetic rubbers, emulsions and other products from Oct. 21 onward. For synthetic rubbers, the company will raise its per-kilogram prices by at least 15 yen ($0.13) for styrene–butadiene rubber; 16 yen for butadiene rubber; 16 yen for isoprene...

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