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BASF Increases BDO and Derivatives Pricing

BASF to increase price for diols and derivatives in North America

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, March 1, 2018 – Effective April 1, 2018, or as existing contracts permit, BASF Corporation’s Intermediate Division will increase prices in North America for 1,4-Butanediol and derivatives.

Product                                                                    Price Increase
1,4- Butanediol (BDO)                                              $0.10 / lb
Tetrahydrofuran (THF)                                               $0.22 / lb
Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL)                                    $0.10 / lb
N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)                                      $0.10 / lb
Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®)             $0.15 / lb
2-Pyrrolidone (2P)                                                     $0.10 / lb
N-vinylpyrrolidone (NVP)                                           $0.10 / lb

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