Price increase Rubber Blacks

The Advanced Fillers & Pigments Business Unit of Degussa AG in Düsseldorf has announced a price increase for Tire and MRG Blacks of EUR 30,–/mt, effective May 15, 2003 in Europe.

Further marginal improvements are expected in the forthcoming months in accordance with the development of oil prices.

The Business Unit Advanced Fillers & Pigments of Degussa AG operates 29 plants in 18 countries. The company is the only one manufacturing and supplying carbon blacks (rubber and pigment blacks), performance silicas, and rubber silanes from one single source. As a specialist in surface chemistry and physics, the business unit focuses on the production and application of carbon blacks, performance silicas, matting agents, functional organosilanes, and blue pigments.

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