Oil costs may have retreated, but prices for chemicals used in lubricants continue to rise. Troy Corp., Chemtura and Suprestra all announced increases during the past month.
Troy said it will impose increases of up to 10 percent worldwide Jan. 1 on a variety of products used in lubricants and other applications. They include surfactants sold under the Troysol brand, dispersants sold under the Troysperse brand, Troykyd defoamers and rheology modifiers that carry the Troythix label.
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