Emerald Kalama Chemical
, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announces global price increases for various K-FLEX Plasticizers, Purox Benzoates and Kalama Benzoates and Benzaldehyde products. The increases are a result of a combination of factors including escalating raw material and transportation costs and changing supply/demand balances driven by plant slowdowns/shutdowns in China and India.
The price increases will be effective June 1, 2018 or as contracts allow for the following products:
K-FLEX Plasticizers and Coalescents - Up to $150/mT or €150/mT, dependent on grade and region;
Kalama Sodium Benzoate, Purox S Sodium Benzoate, Kalama Potassium Benzoate, Purox B Benzoic Acid, Kalama Benzyl Alcohol, and Kalama Benzaldehyde - Up to $120/mT or €120/mT, dependent on grade.