BASF to increase prices for polyalcohols in North America

FLORHAM PARK, NJ– Effective April 1, 2012, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase its list and off-list prices in North America for 1,6 Hexanediol (HDO), Epsilon-Caprolactone (CLO), PolyCLO (Capromer™), 1,5 Pentanediol (PDO), and Hydroxypivalic acid neopentylglycolester (HPN) by $0.09 per pound and all grades of Neopentylglycol (NPG, Neol®) by $0.15 per pound.

The polyalcohols mentioned are widely used in solvent-free coatings and for the production of polyurethanes, alkyd resins, unsaturated polyester resins and synthetic lubricants.

For more information contact:Kathy Dennis, BASF Corporation
Tel: 973-245-6288, E-mail:kathy.dennis@basf.com