Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announces global price increases for various K-FLEX® Plasticizers, Purox® Benzoates and Kalama® Benzoates and Benzaldehyde products. The increases are a result of a combination of factors including escalating raw material and transportation costs and changing supply/demand balances driven by plant slowdowns/shutdowns in China and India.

The price increases will be effective June 1, 2018 or as contracts allow for the following products:

K-FLEX® Plasticizers and Coalescents
Up to $150/mT or €150/mT, dependent on grade and region

Kalama® Sodium Benzoate, Purox® S Sodium Benzoate, Kalama® Potassium Benzoate, Purox B® Benzoic Acid, Kalama® Benzyl Alcohol, and Kalama® Benzaldehyde
Up to $120/mT or €120/mT, dependent on grade