TOKYO (Aug. 17, 2011)—Zeon Corp. said it is raising the price of its SIS thermoplastic elastomers by $220 per metric ton effective Sept. 1. The materials are sold under the tradename, Quintac.
Zeon also is raising prices for its Quintone thermoplastic resins by the same amount. Quintone materials are based on high-purity 1,3-pentadiene, and often used as additives in adhesives manufacture.
Zeon said that “due to the tight supply situation, it is difficult to ensure an ongoing stable supply without adjusting prices to maintain profitability.”