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LANXESS increases prices for engineering plastics

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG is to increase its prices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Durethan base resin, film and extrusion grades by Euro 0.13 per kilogram effective March 15, 2012. This price adjustment is due to significantly higher raw material and energy costs.

The relevant grades of the high-performance plastic Durethan are mainly used for the production of food packaging, industrial films, monofilaments and semi-finished products as well as a raw material for compounds.

The Semi-Crystalline Products business unit belongs to the Performance Polymers segment, which achieved sales of EUR 3.8 billion in 2010.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2010 and currently around 16,100 employees in 30 countries. The company is at present represented at 47 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainable indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good.


Ilona Kawan

Ilona Kawan
Spokesperson Trade and Technical Press

Phone: +49 221 8885 1684

Fax: +49 221 8885 4865

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Modern synthetic sausage casings must satisfy a large number of stringent specifications, which is why they generally consist of several layers of different materials, bonded to each other with the aid of a bonding agent. The inner and outer polyamide layers are often made from LANXESS’ high-performance plastic 
Durethan B 40 FA. Photo: CaseTech GmbH

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