Ludwigshafen, Germany -- BASF is raising its prices for methylamines, methylamine derivatives and alkylamines in Europe and Asia immediately.
The German firm said the increases are due to "significantly" increased raw material costs.
The speciality amines are starting materials for solvents, especially for dimethylformamide (DMF), which is used as an additive in making polyacrylonitrile fibres and leather substitutes based on polyurethane.
Methylamines will go up by between €180 and €250 per tonne in Europe and between $225 and $315 per tonne in Asia.
Butylamines and ethylamines will go up by €100 per tonne in Europe and $125 pre tonne in Asia.
Propylamines will go up by €50 per tonne in Europe and $65 per tonne in Asia.