Kuraray announces its decision to upwardly revise the prices of its elastomer-related products for shipments commencing August 1, 2015. Details of the revisions are given below.

The cost of principal raw materials in elastomer-related products has been increasing due to rising market prices. The resulting increases in expenses are in excess of the Company's ability to compensate with independent cost-absorption efforts, causing rapid deterioration in earnings from elastomer-related products.

Under these circumstances, Kuraray has decided to implement the price revisions set out below to maintain a steady supply and new product innovation.

1.Scope of revision Elastomer-related products
  • SEPTON and HYBRAR hydrogenated styrene thermoplastic elastomers
  • “TU polymer”
  • Liquid rubber
  • Trans-polyisoprene rubber
  • ISOBAM isobutylene water-soluble resin
2.Effective date Shipments from August 1, 2015
3.Price increases ¥30/kg for shipments in Japan
US$0.25/kg (US$0.11/lbs.) for overseas shipments