Durethan engineering plastics (PA 6 and PA 6.6 compounds) are used in numerous applications. (Photo courtesy Lanxess AG.)
Durethan engineering plastics (PA 6 and PA 6.6 compounds) are used in numerous applications. (Photo courtesy Lanxess AG.)

Lanxess says that it is raising its prices for Durethan A (polyamide 6.6) compounds in Europe, Middle East and Africa by EUR 0.60/kg with immediate effect.

‘The overall tight market situation with extremely limited availability of raw materials in the PA 6.6 value chain has led to further severe price increases for PA 6.6 base resin,’ the company said in a press release. ‘As there are no signs of a relief, a price adjustment is unavoidable.’

Lanxess added that its materials business unit will offer support in exploring opportunities to replace PA 6.6 applications by PA 6 or PBT grades.

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