Kuraray Co., Ltd. suppliers of Hydrogenated Styrenic Block Copolymers and other Specialty Materials, will raise prices of SEPTON, HYBRAR, ISOBAM, KURAMIRON and LIR in Japan and all other export markets effective October 11, 2005.

Increasing energy and feedstock prices have resulted in a steady increase in the cost to produce these specialty high performance materials. It is necessary to recover a portion of these increases to ensure ability to provide reliable future supply.

Product(s) Increase
SEPTON, HYBRAR Japanese Yen 30 / kg
LIR Japanese Yen 30 / kg
KURAMIRON Japanese Yen 30 / kg
ISOBAM Japanese Yen 30 / kg