Dec. 19, 2018 - Imerys Graphite & Carbon has announced price increases of up to 9% for its Natural and Synthetic Graphite products produced in Canada, Switzerland, and Japan and its Specialty (highly conductive) Carbon Black products produced in Belgium. The actual price increase will vary by specific product type, grade and packaging type.
Price increases will be effective from January 1st 2019 and are subject to provisions in individual contracts and legal obligations.
These increases are necessary to offset unavoidable rising costs in raw materials and energy, and are despite Imerys Graphite & Carbon operational excellence programs to improve efficiency.
Some customers purchasing products on a delivered basis will see additional adjustments due to volatile and increasing ocean, road and rail freight rates. Imerys continues to work with its logistics partners to minimize this impact.
Imerys Graphite & Carbon continues to invest in its capabilities to produce world class and market leading graphite and carbon products that are benchmarks in engineering materials, mobile energy, polymer and refractory applications.