Orion Engineered Carbons (OEC) has decided to increase prices for all Rubber Carbon Black grades sold in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) effective with shipments beginning from August 1, 2018. The OEC produces high-performance as well as standard Gas Blacks, Furnace Blacks, Lamp Blacks, Thermal Blacks and other Specialty Carbon Blacks.

“Based on rising operating expenses due to high utilisation rates and our commitment to continued investments in our manufacturing network, invoice prices for Rubber Carbon Blacks will be adjusted by 70 – 90 €/MT, to the extent this is in line with existing contracts and agreements. The increase will ensure that Orion maintains its leading position in innovation, quality and service and supports a continuous supply of quality carbon black products in a competitive and growing Rubber industry,” said the company.

Orion runs 14 global production sites and four Applied Technology Centers, and the group has around 1,426 employees worldwide.