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Higher Tin-Based Product Costs Pressure Suppliers

8:21 AM MST | November 8, 2007 | Kate Phillips

Several specialty chemical producers have announced tin-based product price hikes in recent months, citing rapidly rising costs of metal, a key raw material. Albemarle, Chemtura, and other organotin stabilizer producers and intermediates makers boosted prices over the summer to offset rising costs of metal. Other recent price hikes include tin catalysts from Evonik Degussa’s Goldschmidt Chemical, and tin stabilizers from Arkema’s Functional Additives business (CW, Oct. 31, p. 23). Tin prices have doubled in the last 12-18 months to about $16,000/ton...

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