Lanxess says to up EPDM rubber prices about 5 pct


FRANKFURT, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Specialty chemicals maker Lanxess will raise prices worldwide for EPDM (ethylene-propylene-diene rubber) rubber grades, used mainly in seals, by about 5 percent from Jan. 1, it said on Thursday. Lanxess said it would increase the price by up to 200 euros or $290 per metric tonne. "In spite of a continuous improvement in production efficiency, the Lanxess specialty chemicals group feels forced to take this step owing to significant increases in the costs of ...

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