Kemira ups prices of sizing chemicals

Finland’s Kemira announced price increases of 10-25% across its main sizing product lines and FennoSize products.

It says the increases for the AKD wax and emulsions result from a challenging raw material situation and increased costs within the AKD wax supply chain. The price increases of the ASA sizes are driven mainly by increased raw material costs and tight olefin supply globally. Olefins are the main raw material of the ASA products.

The increases take effect Jan. 1, 2018 or as contracts and other conditions allow and will be implemented globally.

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