Middlebury, Connecticut - Polymer additives producer Chemtura Corp. is to raise prices on a number of flame retardants in response to "the continuing escalation in the cost of elemental phosphorus," the company announced 15 Aug. The following flame retardants, used in polyurethane cushioning, will increase by $0.30/lb in all regions.
• Firemaster 550/552, 600/602, BZ54HP
• Reofos NH-1, NHP
The company also announced on 15 Aug that it will increase prices on its range of bisphosphate, core and performance phosphate ester flame retardants, including its Reofos and Kronitex brands by up to 50 percent in all regions.
Both increases will take effect 18 Aug, or as contracts allow.