Effective July 1, 2018, or as existing contracts permit, BASF will increase prices in North America for 1,4-Butanediol and derivatives.

Product                                                                            Price Increase
1,4- Butanediol (BDO)                                                      $0.07 / lb
Tetrahydrofuran (THF)                                                      $0.09 / lb
Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL)                                           $0.09 / lb
N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)                                              $0.09 / lb
N-vinylpyrrolidone (NVP)                                                  $0.09 / lb
Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®) 1000            $0.09 / lb
Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®) 2000            $0.09 / lb
Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®) 650              $0.15 / lb
2-Pyrrolidone (2-P)                                                           $0.09 / lb

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

 

 

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