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Air Products to raise surfactant & catalyst prices

By David Reed, UT EditorLehigh Valley, Pennsylvania-Air Products and Chemicals Inc. plans to implement a global price increase on all its polyurethane surfactants, amine and metal-based catalysts, with effect from 15 Nov. The firm says it will boost the prices of its Dabco polyurethane surfactants and amine catalysts, as well as its Polycat polyurethane amine catalysts, by 6 percent, while prices of its metal-based catalysts will rise by 10 percent, as contracts allow.The increasess are necessary “to offset rapidly escalating energy and raw material costs associated with the production of these products, despite the company’s best efforts to offset these increases with ongoing productivity improvements,” a 25 Oct statement explained.”Air Products remains committed to investing in its polyurethane additives business, and offering the products and technologies that enable its customers to maintain and grow their businesses profitably,” the statement added.”

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