Shin-Etsu announces silicone products price increase


Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo; President Yasuhiko Saitoh) announced that it is going to increase the sales prices of all of its silicone products, one of Shin-Etsu’s main business segments, both in Japan and globally.

Shin-Etsu announced a silicone products price increase in March of 2021 that was necessitated by the rise in prices of such raw materials as silicon metal and methanol as well as increased logistics costs. Since then, silicon metal, the main raw material of silicones, has faced a tightening of supply and demand globally. As a result, its sharp price increase is continuing. In addition, with regard to the procurement of raw materials and the shipping of products, transportation costs are greatly rising.
Shin-Etsu is continuing our own company’s efforts to reduce manufacturing costs; however, we have judged that it has become difficult to absorb the entire amount of these increased costs, and unavoidably, it has become necessary to implement price revisions, as stated below:

Applicable products:
All silicone products that are handled by Shin-Etsu’s Silicone Division

Price revision rate:
10-20% increases in all products
* The price of some products will increase by more than 20%.

Timing of implementation:
Effective for product shipments made starting from October 2021

For inquiries about this matter, please contact

    • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    • Public Relations Dept.
    • Tetsuya Koishikawa
    • Tel: 03-6812-2340, or from outside Japan: 81-3-6812-2340
    • Fax: 03-6812-2341, or from outside Japan: 81-3-6812-2341
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