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Arkema: Price increase for PVC stabilisers and impact-resistance modifiers

In order to "offset the recent substantial price increase in major raw materials”, Arkema (Colombes / France; www.arkema.com) announced price increases for its "thermolite” (tin-based PVC stabilisers) and "clearstrength” (impact-resistance modifiers) grades. Effective 1 February 2010, the former will cost an additional EUR 200/t, whereas the price of the latter will rise between EUR 50-80/t, depending on the product.

The group said the increase will be implemented in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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