Orangeburg, South Carolina -- Gulbrandsen's Polyurethane Additives Business announced 14 Feb that it will increase the price of stannous octoate polyurethane catalysts with effect from 15 March 2012 or as contracts permit.
The price for T-Cat 110 stannous octoate will increase by 12 percent at that time. Prices for stannous octoate dilutions along with T-Cat 120 di-butyl tin di-laurate will increase in proportion to their respective tin metal concentrations.
Gulbrandsen said that after a period of softening in LME tin metal prices used to produce tin- based polyurethane catalysts, these prices are rising again.
T-Cat catalysts are used in a wide range of flexible polyurethane foams for both residential and transport applications.