Effective Jan. 1, 2019, or as existing contracts permit, BASF will increase prices in North America for 1,6 Hexanediol (HDO), epsilon-Caprolactone (CLO), and Polycaprolactone (Capromer) by $0.10/lb.
HDO is used to manufacture industrial coatings including lower volatile organic compound formulations, polyurethanes, adhesives, and cosmetics. HDO also serves as a reactive thinner in the formulation of epoxy systems, which are used for the production of rotor blades for wind turbines and construction components for automotive lightweight applications.
CLO is used as a building block in the production of polycaprolactone, protective and industrial coatings, polyurethanes, cast elastomers, adhesives, colorants, pharmaceuticals and many more.
Under the Capromer brand, BASF offers a range of high-quality polycaprolactone types that serve as building blocks to produce polyurethanes such as thermoplastic polyurethanes and cast elastomers, or as binders for coating systems and adhesives. Dispersion products based on Capromer are used for textile and leather applications, as well as coating applications.