Specialty chemicals company LANXESS globally increases the prices by up to 20 percent with immediate effect for selected products of its solvent dyes portfolio marketed under the brand names Macrolex and Ceres. The price adjustments predominantly affect solvent dyes used in the plastics and automotive industries. This measure is necessary due to the current market situation, significantly higher raw material costs and rising costs for environment, health and safety as well as maintenance.
Macrolex and Ceres solvent dyes for plastics are characterized by high heat stability, good lightfastness and weather resistance, high color strength and outstanding brilliance. The dyes are ideally suited for the coloration of amorphous thermoplastics such as PS, PC, PMMA and PET. With the Macrolex range of soluble organic dyes, LANXESS provides an innovative coloring technology for plastics that combines excellent dyeing properties and processability as well as compliance with high ecological standards.