Clariant, a world leader in masterbatches and specialty compounds, has announced a price increase globally for its entire range of masterbatch and compound products containing titanium dioxide, polymers, carbon black, pigments, dyes and several additives by 4-7%. The prices will increase depending on the grade, concentration and quality of the titanium dioxide, polymer, carbon black, pigments, dyes and additives. The increase includes white, black, color, additive masterbatches and compounds and relates to the product brands REMAFIN, RENOL, CESA, HiFormer and MEVOPUR.
This will be effective for all deliveries from 1 April 2018 or as soon as contracts allow. This price increase is due to the continued rise in prices of titanium dioxide, polymers, carbon black, pigments, dyes and additives driven by several factors, including supply-demand dynamics, ongoing capacity reductions in the pigment and dye industry and related increases in feedstock costs of several materials.