LANXESS increases prices for leather chemicals

28 March 2018

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS increases the prices for selected leather chemicals with immediate effect due to constantly rising raw material costs. This measure includes selected chrome chemicals, such as Chromosal (Basic Chrome Sulfate), Chromic Acid and Sodiumdichromate, which will be increased by up to 10%.

“In the course of the continuous review of our raw material exposures, we see steadily rising costs in the area of chrome ore, basic chemicals, solvents and silicones, used for the production of chrome and leather chemicals. For this reason we take this second step in 2018 to adjust the prices for selected products,” says Dr. Thomas Brackemeyer, head of the Organic Leather Chemicals business line in the Leather business unit of LANXESS.

The LANXESS Leather business unit is one of the leading providers of system solutions for the leather industry, from chemicals for all stages of leather manufacture to extensive local support in applications development.

Detailed information about products from LANXESS’s leather business unit can be obtained online at


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