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LANXESS to increase prices for its Baypren (CR) products


Leverkusen - The Technical Rubber Products (TRP) business unit of specialty chemicals group LANXESS announces a price increase for its Baypren branded Chloroprene business depending on region for up to 200 Euro/mt (or US$ 300/mt).

Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts and regulations, price increases to take effect as of 1st of August 2011.

Reason being the continued high level of feedstock and energy prices as well as increase of other costs.

CR, which LANXESS offers under the name Baypren, is appropriate to produce e.g. cable sheathings, hoses, belts and air springs.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2010 and currently around 15,500 employees in 30 countries. The company is at present represented at 46 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.


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