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Lanxess ups FR prices

By David Reed, UT EditorLeverkusen, Germany-Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, part of the former chemicals operations of Bayer AG, increased its prices worldwide for flame retardants by up to 10 percent, with effect from 1 Oct. The move is in response to “the stark rise in raw material and energy costs,” according to Kurt Balzer, head of the functional chemicals business unit, in a 5 Oct. statement.The company’s extensive flame retardant range includes the Levagard flame retardants for use in polyurethane rigid foams and thermosets, the halogen-free Disflamoll phosphoric esters for all types of polymers, and the two-component Bayfomox raw material system for preventive fire protection.Fields of application include the construction, electrical and automotive industries, the Lanxess statement indicated.”

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