Ludwigshafen, Germany - BASF is increasing its sales prices for methylamines and methylamine key derivatives globally by $70 per ton, effective immediately, or as contracts allow, the company said recently.
Metylamine derivatives include the products dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA), dimethylformamide (DMF), dimethylethanolamine (DMEOA) and methyldiethanolamine (MDEOA). Methylamines are used in agrochemicals, water treatment, personal care and feed additives, BASF said. Some are also used to make catalysts for the polyurethane sector.
BASF's butanol, butylglycol and butylacetate prices have been increased in Europe by Euro 30/tonne ($42), effective 25 May, or as contracts allow. BASF said the measure reflects the impact of "continuously increasing raw material cost since January 2009."
The Ludwigshafen-based company is also raising its list and off-list prices in the US, Canada and Mexico for all grades of Neol neopentylglycol by $0.05 per pound, effective 1 July, the company said. Neopentylglycol is used in the production of plasticisers, paints and plastics, BASF added. (RD)