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Bayer ups prices for aliphatic isocyanates

By David Reed, UT EditorLeverkusen, Germany-Bayer MaterialScience AG is increasing the selling prices for hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and HDI-based aliphatic isocyanates by 10-12 percent, with effect from 1 Dec. The firm claims to be a leading global supplier of the products, which are used as raw materials for high-quality paints and coatings and other applications.A 16 Nov. statement from Bayer said that, “despite comprehensive cost-cutting measures, it is no longer possible to absorb the significant increases in costs for logistics, energy and key raw materials such as butadiene, propylene and solvents.” All current contractual obligations will be fulfilled, the statement added.”

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