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BASF Increasing BDO and PTMEG Prices

BASF to increase price for diols and derivatives in North America

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, May 4, 2021 – Effective May 15, 2021 or as existing contracts permit, BASF will increase prices in North America for 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) and derivatives.

Product                                                                                              Price Increase

1,4- Butanediol (BDO)                                                                       $0.15 / lb

Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL)                                                            $0.15 / lb

N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP)                                                               $0.15 / lb

Tetrahydrofuran (THF)                                                                        $0.25 / lb

Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®)                                     $0.25 / lb

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

https://www.basf.com/us/en/media/market-news-/2021/basf-to-increase-price-for-diols-and-derivatives-in-north-americ0.html