Ashland is increasing prices on 1-4-Butanediol (BDO) and several derivative products as indicated below:

1-4 butanediol (BDO) $0.10 per pound/$0.22/kg
BLO® butylrolactone $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg
n-methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP) $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg
tetrahydrofuran (THF) $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg
n-hydroxyethyl-2-pyrrolidone (HEP) $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg
n-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone (NEP) $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg
2-pyrrolidone $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg
n-cyclohexyl-2-pyrrolidone (CHP) $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg
Specialty Solvents $0.15 per pound/$0.33/kg

These increases apply to the Americas and are effective April 1, 2018, or as agreements

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