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BASF Increases Prices on BDO and Derivatives

BASF to increase price for diols and derivatives in North America

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, February 28, 2020 – Effective April 1, 2020 or as existing contracts permit, BASF Corporation’s Intermediate Division will increase prices in North America for 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) and derivatives.

Product                                                                      Price Increase

1,4- Butanediol (BDO)                                                $0.06 / lb

Tetrahydrofuran (THF)                                                 $0.08 / lb

N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)                                       $0.06 / lb

Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®)              $0.08 / lb

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