KaMin LLC announced that it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for the global paper and packaging industry 5 percent effective Jan. 1, 2018, or as contracts allow. "This price increase is necessary to ensure our long-term sustainability," stated Mark Gillespie, Vice President of Commercial. "KaMin has continued to invest to meet regulatory requirements, as well as continued increases in labor, energy and freight/logistics costs." KaMin LLC also announces that its energy surcharge policy will remain unchanged. The threshold of $5/MMBTU and incremental surcharges by product type will remain the same. This policy applies to all slurry, spray-dried hydrous and calcined kaolin grades sold to the paper industry globally.
Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will implement a price increase by up to 30 percent on all utility, process and functional product lines across the EMEA region, effective December 1 or as customer contracts allow.
The price increase is necessary due to the tightening of raw material supply globally and escalating energy, packaging and transportation costs.