Orangeburg, South Carolina - Gulbrandsen Chemicals Inc. will increase the price of T-Cat tin catalysts effective 15 April 2008 or as contracts permit. The price for T-Cat stannous octoate products will rise by 15 percent and prices for stannous octoate dilutions, along with T-Cat 120, will increase in proportion to their respective tin metal concentrations.
Gulbrandsen said the price increase primarily results from the rising cost of raw materials used to make these products. "With London Metal Exchange (LME) price for tin metal reaching new record levels along with increases in all other costs this increase becomes necessary."
T-Cat catalysts are used in a wide range of flexible polyurethane foams for both residential and automotive seating and for bedding.