BELLEVILLE, N.J. (June 13)—Elementis Performance Polymers has announced it will raise the prices of its Kelar and Kalene product lines effective July 1. Kalar partially cross-linked rubber compounds will increase 6 percent, the company said, while Kalene low-molecular-weight liquid polymers will increase 4 percent. The adjustments mark the first price increases for the two lines in more than five years, said Elementis, a maker of specialty polymers for industries including electrical, automotive, industrial adhesives and sports equipment. The firm cited swelling butyl rubber, energy and labor costs as causes of the increases.
Elementis to raise 2 product line prices
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