Effective April 15, 2005, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH will increase prices worldwide for the active ingredient TCMTB 80% by 0.70 euros per kilogram. This increase is necessary owing to the rise in cost for raw materials and auxiliaries. TCMTB ([2-benzothiazolyl-thio]methyl thiocyanate) is used mainly in the leather industry as a preservative, and also in sawn timber and paper applications.