Lanxess increases prices for engineering plastics

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess AG is to increase its prices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Durethan base resin, film and extrusion grades by Euro 0.13 per kilogram effective March 15, 2012. This price adjustment is due to significantly higher raw material and energy costs.

The relevant grades of the high-performance plastic Durethan are mainly used for the production of food packaging, industrial films, monofilaments and semi-finished products as well as a raw material for compounds.

The Semi-Crystalline Products business unit belongs to the Performance Polymers segment, which achieved sales of EUR 3.8 billion in 2010.