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BASF to Increase BDO Price

BASF to Increase Price for Diols And Derivatives in North America


NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Florham Park, NJ, United States, 2017/09/01 – Effective October 1, 2017 or as existing contracts permit, BASF will increase prices in North America for 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) and derivatives – DE000BASF111

Product Price Increase

• 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) $0.09 / lb
• Tetrahydrofuran (THF) $0.12 / lb
• Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) $0.09 / lb
• N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) $0.09 / lb
• Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®) $0.12 / lb
• 2-Pyrrolidone (2-P) $0.09 / lb
• N-vinylpyrrolidone (NVP) $0.09 / lb

BDO and its derivatives are used for producing engineering plastics, polyurethanes, solvents and elastic spandex fibers.

About BASF

BASF Corporation (, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016.

At BASF (, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS).