Cologne, Germany – The High Performance Elastomers (HPE) business unit of specialty chemicals group LANXESS has increased its prices for NBR (nitrile-butadiene rubber) globally effective November 1, 2013. The price adjustment per metric ton for NBR is EUR 60 for specialties and EUR 100 for standard qualities. In Dollar markets the adjustment per metric ton is USD 150 for specialties and USD 200 for standard qualities. This adjustment is unavoidable because the costs for raw materials have risen significantly.
Marketed under the LANXESS brand names Perbunan, Krynac and Baymod N, the rubber grade NBR is used for seals, hoses in hydraulic and pneumatic applications or blankets for rolls. The HPE business unit is part of LANXESS’ Performance Polymers segment, which recorded sales of EUR 5.18 billion in fiscal 2012.
Source: Rubber World