Middlebury, Connecticut - Chemtura Corp. will raise the price of all its polybrominated styrenes and brominated carbonate oligomers by up to 15 percent, effective 12 September or where contracts allow, the company said 27 August.
The product lines affected are PDBS-80, Firemaster CP-44HF, Firemaster PBS-64HW and BC-52, BC-52HP, BC-58.
The company said the price increases were "in response to significant raw material and freight cost inflation." Chemtura also announced the removal of any extended price protection.
Chemtura is a major global producer of polymer additives including flame retardants, antioxidants, UV stabilisers, heat stabilisers, polymer modifiers and catalysts.