WILMINGTON, Del.—Chemours Co. will increase prices on a range of chemicals sold in North America beginning Jan. 1.
The increase, which could be as much as 10 percent, covers a variety of chemicals, including methylamine-based products. It is set to begin Jan. 1.
Methylamines are used to make intermediates for a wide range of chemicals, including many used in the rubber industry
Derivatives include dimethyl dithiocarbamate salts and tetramethylthiuram mono- and disulfide (TMTD) accelerators—the latter used especially for butyl rubbers.
Other dimethyl amines are used as emulsifiers in synthetic rubber production, as modifiers in the vapor phase polymerization of butadiene and stabilizers for natural rubber latex.