Price revision of modifiers

— For deliveries on and after April 20—

Kaneka Corporation
April 8, 2021
Kaneka Corporation (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Minoru Tanaka) will revise the sales prices of impact modifiers (product names: Kane Ace B, Kane Ace M and Kane Ace FM), processing aids (product name: Kane Ace PA) and heat resistance resins (product name: Kaneka Telalloy) for deliveries on and after April 20 as specified below.

 Item  Revised price
 Impact modifiers (Kane Ace B, Kane Ace M)  15 JPY / kilogram
 Impact modifiers (Kane Ace FM)  40 JPY / kilogram
 Processing aids (Kane Ace PA)  50 JPY / kilogram
 Heat resistance resins (Kaneka Telalloy)  20 JPY / kilogram

Kane Ace B, FM and PA and Kaneka Telalloy are resins used for building materials, pipes and packaging materials made from PVC. Kane Ace M is used for vehicle interiors, exteriors and electronic equipment made from Polycarbonate and other engineering plastics.
The principal raw materials of MMA (methyl methacrylate) monomer and BA (butyl acrylate) monomer have seen sharp price increases due to tight supply and demand balance. There is also an underlying upward trend in the prices of other materials, such as BD (butadiene) monomer, as well as in logistics and utility costs.
Although Kaneka is endeavoring to improve business revenue, we have reached the limits of what we can do, we’ve determined that these price revisions are unavoidable for the sake of stable supplies in the future.