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BASF ups price of BDO and derivates in N. America

By David Reed, UT EditorFlorham Park, New Jersey-With effect from 1 March 2005, or as contracts allow, BASF Corp will raise its list and off-list prices for 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and its derivatives in the United States, Canada and Mexico as follows:1,4-Butanediol (BDO): + $0.05 per poundGamma-Butyrolactone (GBL): + $0.05 per poundN-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP ? Value grade): + $0.20 per poundN-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP ? All other grades): + $0.10 per poundTetrahydrofuran (THF): + $0.10 per poundPolytetramethylene-etherglycol (PolyTHF): + $0.10 per poundBDO and its derivatives are used for production of engineering plastics, polyurethanes, solvents, electronic chemicals, and elastic fibres (PolyTHF), explained BASF in a 22 Feb statement. With seven plants on three continents, BASF claims to be the world’s leading producer of butanediol and its derivatives.PolyTHF is a trademark of BASF Corp.”

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