With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF SE is increasing its European selling prices for butanediol and its derivatives as follows: (ton/metric ton)
- 1,4-Butanediol (BDO): up 200
- Tetrahydrofuran (THF): up 150
- Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF): up 260
- N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP): up 150
- Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL): up 150
- N-Ethylpyrrolidone (NEP): up 150
BDO and its derivatives are used for producing engineering plastics, polyurethanes, solvents and spandex fibers.