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LANXESS to increase prices for Durethan and Pocan compounds in North America

Pittsburgh, PA – January 25, 2017– LANXESS will increase its prices for Durethan and Pocan compounds in North America effective February 1, 2017, as follows:



  •  Durethan A (Polyamide 6.6): $0.05/lb.
  • Durethan B (Polyamide 6): $0.10/lb.
  • Pocan (Polybutylene terephthalate, blends): $0.05/lb.



This measure is necessary due to continued increases in raw material costs.  Existing agreements will be honored. 

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.9 billion in 2015 and about 16,700 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 54 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through ARLANXEO, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good.




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