MUTTENZ, Switzerland – Clariant has increased the prices of its additives by up to 25%. The adjustments will be applied globally to all wax additives, performance polymers, halogen-free flame-retardants, stabilizers and other performance additives.

Clariant reports that the move is necessary due to the cumulative impact of continued raw material cost increases, challenges in the availability of raw materials, and rapid rises in energy and freight costs.

Clariant's additives provide performance and processing advantages to a wide variety of markets, including plastics, coatings and inks, and consumer.