Ashland Announces Global Intermediates and Specialty Solvents Price Increase
December 18, 2013
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland, Inc., said it will increase the price of its portfolio of intermediates and specialty solvents sold globally effective January 1, 2014, or as contracts allow. Prices for 1,4 Butanediol (BDO) and it downstream derivatives will increase up to $0.08/kg.
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