Ludwigshafen, Germany--BASF AG is raising its prices for methylamines and methylamine derivatives in Europe. The price rises take effect immediately unless existing contracts state otherwise,said BASF. The markups are due to the steep and continuing rise of raw material costs," the supplier added. Dimethylethanolamine (DMEOA), Monomethylethanolamine (MMEOA), Methyldiethanolamine (MDEOA), Increase by +Euro50/tonne Methylamines Increase by +Euro 70/tonne Diethylamino)propylamine (DMAPA) Increase by + Euro 50/tonne Trimethylamine hydrochloride(TMA HCL (70%)), Increase by+ Euro 50/tonne Dimethylformamide (DMF), Increase by + Euro 50/tonne N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC), Increase by + Euro 60/tonne BASF said its high-grade speciality amines, which include mono-, di- and trimethylamine, are starting materials for solvents, especially for dimethylformamide (DMF). DMF is used mainly as an additive in making polyacrylonitrile fibres and leather substitutes based on polyurethane, the group added. Methylamines also serve as chemical building blocks in the synthesis of crop protection agents, detergent raw materials and feed additives as well as water-treatment products. "