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BASF Raises Prices for 1,6-Hexanediol in Europe

July 21, 2014

BASF increases its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe with immediate effect or as contracts allow by 150 Euro per ton. The price adjustment will be done to reflect the increased operating, logistics as well as raw material costs and to assure highest levels of product and service quality to its customers.

BASF’s customers use HDO to manufacture industrial coatings including lower volatile organic compound formulations, polyurethanes, adhesives and cosmetics. HDO also serves as a reactive thinner in the formulation of epoxy systems which are used for the efficient production of rotor blades for modern wind turbines as well as construction components for automotive lightweight applications. BASF operates HDO production facilities at its Verbund sites in Freeport, Texas, and Ludwigshafen, Germany, with an annual production capacity of more than 50,000 tons of HDO .

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