For some time now, the rise in raw material costs and the shortage of freight capacity have been putting pressure on companies worldwide. The printing ink industry has also been severely affected, as transport costs and the costs of pigments (including titanium dioxide) and petrochemical raw materials such as resins and solvents have continued to rise massively over the course of the year. hubergroup, an international manufacturer of printing inks and speciality chemicals, is therefore now reacting with worldwide price increases.
The company emphasises that it is working hard to minimise price increases for customers by using the global supply network, examining other sourcing methods, and using alternative raw materials. Nevertheless, a price increase is unavoidable.
Heiner Klokkers, CEO of hubergroup, explains: ‘The satisfaction of our customers is our top priority. To ensure that we can continue to offer them high-quality printing inks and raw materials in the future, it is unfortunately essential in the current situation that we reflect the significantly increased procurement costs in the prices of our products. Our field staff around the world will shortly be informing customers personally about the specific effects and is of course available to answer questions at any time.’