COLOGNE, Germany — Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is imposing temporary inflation surcharges for its inorganic pigments worldwide with immediate effect. The company reports that the reason for this is mainly the massive increase in energy costs for electricity, gas and steam worldwide. Prices will rise by €300 per metric ton for iron oxide pigments and chrome oxide pigments from all production sites — or the equivalent amount in national currency. Customers will be informed individually about the effects in relation to their products.

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