With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF SE will increase its European selling prices for the following products:
1,4 Butandiol (BDO) +125 EUR/mt
Tetrahydrofuran (THF) +100 EUR/mt
Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®) +75 EUR/mt
N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP) +75 EUR/mt
Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL +100 EUR/mt
BDO and its derivatives are used for producing engineering plastics, polyurethanes, solvents and elastic spandex and elastane fibers.
PolyTHF is a registered trade mark of BASF Group in many countries.
BASF (basf.com) is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).