Kraton Corp. has announced a general price increase of $440/MT for all Kraton hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers (HSBCs). The price increase is reportedly driven by recent significant cost increases in raw materials, energy, and logistics costs.

Given the unprecedented increases for natural gas costs in Europe, Kraton has also announced that additional energy surcharges will be applied to HSBC polymers produced in its HSBC plant in Berre, France. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases and surcharges will take effect April 1, 2022.

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