Ludwigshafen, Germany - BASF is to increase its prices selling prices in Europe for the following products:
1,4 Butanediol (BDO) +150 Euro/tonne
Tetrahydrofuran (THF) +100 Euro/tonne
Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF) +100 Euro/tonne
N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP) +100 Euro/tonne
Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL) +100 Euro/tonne
The price increases, effective 1 Oct 2009, are due to "unsatisfactory margins", the 29 Sept BASF statement said.
BDO and its derivatives are used for producing polyurethanes and engineering plastics, amongst other things. (RD)