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News Releases 2017

Price Revisions for Liquid Rubber, Trans Polyisoprene and ISOBAM

February 15, 2017
Kuraray Co., Ltd.

Kuraray announces its decision to upwardly revise the prices of Liquid Rubber, Trans Polyisoprene and ISOBAM, for shipments commencing Mar. 1, 2017. Details of the revisions are given below.

Increasing feedstock prices during the course of 2016 and early 2017 have increased the costs to produce these specialty high performance materials. It is necessary to recover a portion of these increases to ensure ongoing supply and new product innovation.

1. Scope of revision Liquid rubber, Trans-Polyisoprene and ISOBAM
2. Effective date Shipments on or after March 1, 2017
3. Scope of revision and price increases
Products Price increase
Liquid Isoprene rubber US$ 0.23/kg US$ 0.10/lb Euro 0.21/kg
Liquid Butadiene rubber, etc. US$ 0.68/kg US$ 0.31/lb Euro 0.63/kg
Trans-polyisoprene rubber US$ 0.23/kg US$ 0.10/lb Euro 0.21/kg
ISOBAM isobutylene water-soluble resin US$ 0.23/kg US$ 0.10/lb Euro 0.21/kg